The Serial Killer From My Mind (Part One)

Daily Prompt:  “Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t anymore.”

Twist: “Make today’s post the first in a three-post series.”

The Serial Killer from my mind lives in each and every one of your minds as well. You have been his victim at least once in your life, no matter where, or who you are. His name you ask, Addiction.

Addiction takes over your life, and destroys different parts of it. In this post I want to talk about how he kills time, and not in the “fun way.” When I was younger I used to play a game by the name of World of Warcraft. I loved that game, still do actually. Blizzard has done a brilliant job developing it. The only problem with it was that Mr. Addiction got a hold of my mind using that game. I would spend countless hours playing it a day. I remember even having friends over and I was ignoring them so I could level up just one more time, then another time, and another. I COULDN’T STOP PLAYING!

Luckily I was eventually cut off of this addiction when my account got hacked and I have yet to start paying for it again, although I have been dabbling with the free trial lately. I haven’t decided whether or not to buy it again. We’ll see, but I know I’ll moderate it this time. I have to now, I have responsibilities. Anyways, Mr. Addiction removed multiple hours, years worth probably, from my life. He killed them, and I will never see them again. And time is precious.

Addiction has a way of stealing time from us without us even knowing it, because we feel like we need to be doing what we are addicted to.  I’m not saying it’s a bad thing to have fun doing things, WoW is an amazing game and I hope to return to it one day, just remember your own life. Remember to control what you do, and not let it control you. Do not let Mr. Addiction begin killing something from your life.