Well, I think it’s finally time. Time to simply come out and admit it mostly to myself, but perhaps to others as well (who’ve known for a long while now probably).
I think my foray into the flight simulation world has finally come to an end. Permanently.
I simply have absolutely no desire to do any sort of flight simulation related activity anymore at all. Not even combat flight simulation related. Every time I think I’m going to go home and later on fire up the sim and fly somewhere, when I finally get in front of my computer all I can think about is how long it’s gonna take, all the time required to get the plane up off the ground, the boredom of the enroute flight itself… and of course, this isn’t even talking about the inconvenience of having to contact ATC if I fly online and actually communicate with people. It’s just not something I’m even remotely interested at all in anymore.
Now this isn’t to say that I’m not interested in aviation anymore… not at all. I still love planes, and aviation, and still plan on getting a private pilot license someday so I can fly.
But doing it in the sim world? Nope. There’s tons of other things I’d much rather do on my system… which I’ve come to begin doing – in some cases again – now that I’m not spending an inordinate amount of time on flight simulation. Racing, for one. Developing a website for my old RPG campaign world for another. And those are just a couple.
It may be that this is just a symptom of rather huge burnout on my part. Who knows? Perhaps a year from now I’ll be flying across the virtual skies again. But I rather doubt it at this point.
Ah well. As they say, c’est la vie.