Hi everyone! My name is James and I’m currently a high school senior in New York.
For me, I didn’t particularly had a good childhood, so I turned to compulsive behaviors to numb my emotions. I would play a lot of video games, up to a whole 12 hours, and my internet use would go up to 9 hours at times. After so many unsuccessful attempts at curbing my use, I’ve gone cold turkey recently, from inspiration on this site.
Now I’m at this point in life where I feel awkward and nervous, because I realize that besides quitting the internet, I have to challenge a lot of my old beliefs and views about life. People ask me, “what do you like to you do in your spare time?” I would freeze at that question, because I’m like an empty shell waiting to fill with new hobbies and interests.
I would just answer, “I’m open to new ideas.”