I’ve decided to sit out the next round of My Trivia Live semis/finals. For the past couple of seasons, I was a “loaner” with a friend’s team, I’ve let her know about my decision.
When I sat in on the MTL finals in August, I really enjoyed not “having” to answer the questions. Playing as a “spectator” really makes you see that trivia tournaments are really not that fun. Certain things that happened to me personally at tournaments made them even less fun (negative attitudes from competing players, unpleasant drives to games). Ugh…hate driving “downriver!”
The last couple of months of the year are busy for me at work, too. If I’m going to be expending energy on trivia post seasons, this time it will be with my own team in the Sporcle Live league.
This wasn’t an easy decision to make since I love trivia and love being at the “big” games. But the intensity does take a toll on my mental health.
Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you! I’ve offered to help recruit alternative players if the team captain needs me to.