Entry 183: Day 2500
I’ve been building in this world since 2015.
I started playing Minecraft in 2012 on the Xbox 360, building the same tower after every content update. After a handful of iterations, and years, I left the constricted boundaries of the console edition in favor of the “endless” expanse of the Java Edition on computers.
My introvert nature draws me to this game, to this world, so I can find relaxation in collecting every type of item and building a home to display my effort. I’ve made mental pictures of unique architecture I’ve come across throughout the years so I can express my inspiration and creativity.
Yet I feel lost.
I pour my energy into my full-time job because I care about doing a good job, but in doing so I am drained and empty afterwards, postponing my art projects and hopes for a creative career. My apartment is a time sink; everything is stagnate, unfinished, and unmotivated.
So I’ve revisited my old Minecraft world a few months ago, investing my time back into this digital landscape. But nothing fruitful becomes of this; it’s just a game.
But I see beauty in what people have created all around me and I digest this, dream of it, and bask in awe. But beauty kept to oneself is selfish and denies others from inspiration.
And thus I have a new project: to create a video series that chronicles my reclusive efforts. I hope my endeavors bring some spark of inspiration for others to draw from. Until the next video, I will post a few updates on my Patreon.