Many of you don’t know me. I’m not your ordinary guy who lives his life to the fullest in hopes of seizing every opportunity given. I’m not the one who brings life to the party or someone who presents a more energetic perspective to a task that would otherwise be boring. My name is Adam Dong, and I live online.
My job is to make sure that others have a good time while using the Internet to unwind. I attended the University of Manchester for the first four years of my adult life and graduated with honors in the field of web development. Although many told me that I should have capitalized off my knowledge and skills, I did a bit of interning at Pixel Kicks, I determined it best to go into the world of freelance; and what a world it was.
There were some days that I didn’t know where the money was going to come from and other days where I was living high off the hog. No one told me that I should have taken money from the fat times and saved it for the lean moments; I wish they had. Sometimes the scarce months made me nervous to the point of looking at things to pawn. “I can get a few pence off of these,” I’d say. “This piece should be enough to keep the electricity on.” It was bad.
Thankfully, after deciding that consistent income was necessary, I got this job as a game developer. The pay is nowhere near what my colleagues make, but it fits my budget. I still do a bit of freelancing as well, so it all balances out.
The one thing in my life that doesn’t have any signs of life is my social life. With all of the work that I do online as a developer, there isn’t enough time to go out and meet new people. I can’t say that I regret the lack of social interaction. After all, I’ve never truly been a people person. Still, it would be pretty nice to make a friend here in Manchester before my time in this universe has concluded. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what unfolds.