Early in our relationship, my wife and I talked about having kids. It’d become clear, even though we’d yet to marry, this was going to be a lifelong engagement, and it made sense to get on the same page. We were. The thing about kids, perhaps more than anything, is how the time they devour. Time for you, time for friends, time for anything but them. But because we openly talked about having kids, even roughly the age we’d like to have them, it meant we were able to structure our lives accordingly. We lived our 20s to the fullest—eating too much, drinking too much, spending too much. (We didn’t have much to spend, so.) And so when the 30s rolled around, we were ready to let things go. I was ready to let go of my time.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjd47x/patrick-klepeks-favorite-video-games-of-2019