Being quarantined for all of these weeks has made me realize that being able to turn my passions into a job has essentially phased hobbies out of my life. The inevitable introspection that this new way of living has brought on reminded me how big of a fan I was of handheld gaming systems when I was younger.
For the last week, I have been relentlessly trying to get my hands on the infinitely sold-out Nintendo Switch console and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. By a stroke of pure luck, Best Buy very briefly had a Lite version of the console available and it arrived today. It feels just like it did in Spring 2003; I was 11 years old and just picked up my Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP from Toys ‘R Us to play Pokémon Sapphire for the first time.