Dear Castleville, I’m Breaking Up With You

I need to start by saying that I take full responsibility for attempting to start a relationship with you. I had some extra time on my hands and I thought that I could get away with dropping by for some occasional fun. I was looking for a little distraction at the end of my day and I never took your eventual need for a long term commitment into consideration.

I am sorry.

I would like to say ‘its not you, its me’ but I can’t lie… it is you.

Everything began so innocently. Fish here, build something there, but then you slowly began to ask more of me than I was willing to give. I had to come and visit you at certain times of the day or you would kill my crops. And to keep me coming back, you dangled the promise of adventure in front of my face. Like a donkey chasing a carrot, I kept collecting crystal shards in the hopes that I could explore new areas.

I can’t keep this up any longer.

I need to take that time back. I need to get on with my life. I need to say goodbye.

Before I go though, I have a question.

Why does Rafael do nothing? I mean, dude walks around holding an ax all day. Why can’t he chop something? Why can’t he collect my wood for me while I am away? I’ve even caught the guy doing push-ups. Come on!

Sincerely,

Sheri

Sheri Landry
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.
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  • Ginger Osorio Mar 24, 2014, 10:32 am

    I as well organized my time around when my shipments would come in on Fashion Story. My children would check in for me if something was going to expire. I needed a team effort to keep it running. I realized that I had a real life and I had to walk away a few months ago. No more looking back! I am game free:) Great post Sheri!

  • Kyooty/Mary Feb 28, 2014, 5:50 am

    LOL!!! this reminds me of the “year” I spent in the Space world playing Star Fleet. I’d set up dental appointments with a “range of time” so that my Space Ships were in the air and not being smashed and stolen while AFK. It ruled my life. I finally went on Vacation Status and didn’t come back. I couldn’t even cope with the idea of walking away and having all my “virtual stuff” left sitting.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Landry Mar 1, 2014, 8:40 pm

      This is hilarious. Mostly because I can relate to it. Thanks for commenting. It is always nice to know I am not alone.

  • AlwaysARedhead Jan 31, 2014, 1:56 pm

    I can honestly say I have never played or even looked at one of the games and I am quite pleased since they all sound very addictive.

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Landry Jan 31, 2014, 10:19 pm

      That they are. Time passes so quickly and nothing gets done :)

  • Jody Robbins Jul 22, 2013, 2:22 pm

    So cute. I didn’t read the title properly so I was a bit confused at first as to who you were breaking up with, but eventually I got it! And this is why I don’t go in for video games…

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Landry Jul 22, 2013, 9:54 pm

      Thanks Jody. Yes, it had been awhile since the breakup and I’m a much better person for it ;)

  • Betty Mar 12, 2012, 1:10 pm

    I used to play Cafe World & Farmville. I found that CW was literally stressing me out with having to do certain things at certain times so I quit that one. I continued to enjoy FV for some time afterwards but I found recently that I was staying up later and later and it was affecting my day so I have stopped playing it now, too. It’s funny how with FV I haven’t removed the game yet but I have just stopped playing… Like I am easing myself out gently, LOL! But, I am not missing it so that is good! Darn FB, LOL!

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Sep 7, 2012, 2:16 pm

      I didn’t take the game off right away either. I just sold everything and enjoyed sitting on my land and looking at my dollars for awhile. LOL.

  • FoundProdigalDaughter (Nicolle) Mar 12, 2012, 11:27 am

    Hahaha, I LOVE this and can sooooooooo relate. I recently stopped playing all the FB games I had been playing. Enjoy your re-found time. :D

    • Sheri Landry Sheri Sep 7, 2012, 2:15 pm

      I just get so sucked in. I totally know what you mean.

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