Updated: Jan 13
I decided I would get the ball rolling on this with a bit of a description of me, let the world know a bit about who I am and what this is for.
I'm 19, and I'm a chef. Nothing fancy. Not one of the ones you see on TV working in the big, fancy, restaurant and hotel kitchens, serving Michelin star food whilst being screamed at by a Head Chef about a clear lack of lamb sauce. I trained in a gastro-pub. I was trained on how to make things such as burgers, lasagne, and steaks, all the classic kind of foods you would expect to find if you walked into a pub in England.
Before this, I was training as an IT Technician Apprentice, learning how to fix technical problems for businesses, anything that included computers, printers, or servers, but that didn't last very long, and out of desperation for a job, I took the trainee chef position. That was January 2018. 2 years ago. I'm now one of 2 chefs working for a city-based cafe, being considered for a "Back of House Manager" position, essentially Head Chef, the idea of which is intimidating enough, having only been there since the end of November, but I'm always up for a challenge so I'll jump at the opportunity if it's given.
When I'm not putting together some dish in the kitchen, I'm at home, either with my head in a book, sat behind my computer screens playing games, or binge-watching years’ worth of Netflix shows in a matter of weeks. Gaming has always been my biggest passion for as long as I can remember, I don't have any memories of a time where gaming wasn't my hobby. I started with things like Spyro, Harry Potter, and Tomb Raider on the PS1, and they hooked me. They dragged me into the jaw-dropping world of interactive stories and pixelated adventure.
Time jump to the present, as I sit behind my dual-monitor setup which has taken a lot of time, and an even larger amount of money to perfect, but I'm happy. Life is good. 2020 is looking to be a promising year for the games industry, with some big hitters coming out such as Cyberpunk 2077 - possibly the game I have seen my friend most hyped up for in a long time - The Last Of Us 2, a game I'm not personally expecting much of, but for obvious reasons has a lot of excitement behind it, and Marvel's Avengers, which I just don't even want to get into.
A big year for gaming, hopefully it's not a big flop too. Only time will tell.