Today I reached a goal I thought I'd never accomplish, a game I worked on is in a humble bundle
When I was really young I always wanted to make games. As I learnt more, and gained more skills I got pretty discouraged.
For reference, I'm 23, so that means I was around for the genesis, then very quickly the ps1, ps2, xbox.
By the time I was old enough to really understand what went into a game, I was playing halo. I realized the huge amount of work that went into any game, and honestly just kind of gave up. I started working with electronics, and was ready to go into computer networking and repair while on the wait list for electricians certification.
But just as I was about to leave highschool, the first humble bundle came out. I saw the kinds of games people could make on their own, or in small teams. I played braid, super meatboy, trine. It rekindled that spark I had for making games.
Just as that spark was coming back, I was given a choice. The guidance councillor came to my math class and said anyone could skip math to come watch a presentation from our local university. So of course I skipped math. After watching their presentation I realized I wasn't as far from being able to get into university as I thought. I only needed 1 credit. I had given up on going to university, my grades weren't the best, and I just wasn't really happy or confident in my self.
But I did it, I took an extra semester to get the credit I needed, and upgrade enough marks to even get a nice scholarship.
And today, without even knowing it would happen, I reached a goal I honestly didn't think would happen.
(I assume someone knew it was going to be in the bundle , but I left the company in January, a while after the game came out.)
So yeah, don't give up. If you want something, do it. Keep your stick on the ice. We're all rooting for you.