In my last blog article about playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) on the Nintendo Switch, I spoke about my recent experience of playing the game with friends and I included an interview with Luisa (fellow ACNH player and person with M.E.). Thankfully, I managed to escape from the pitfall I fell into on Luisa’s Island, Aysa-Thoon, so I can now share part two of my adventure!
Playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) on the Nintendo Switch has become a big part of my life, since falling ill with M.E.
When the game first came out it provided me with a positive focus; taking my mind off my symptoms and giving me a sense of achievement, at a time my normal life had come to an unexpected and abrupt end. For the first year, I played the game by myself, with just the other residents on my Island for company. I made a couple of trips to other Islands to swap fruit supplies, and I visited a number of Dream Islands, but, other than that, I guess you could say I was a bit of an ACNH loner. I simply didn’t know anyone else who played ACNH, and I sometimes wondered what it would be like to play the game with friends…
I’ve taken a little breather, following M.E. Awareness Month in May, but I thought I’d write a quick post to let you know about some new additions to the Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) side of my blog site.
Following on from M.E. Awareness Month, I decided it would be good to round up my M.E. Awareness custom clothing designs, which you can view here. I really enjoyed creating these clothes and humbly putting them on display in The Able Sisters’ store. It’s the first time I’ve had a go at designing clothes in ACNH but it was a lot of fun (once I’d got the hang of it!). I’ve loved seeing the villagers on my Island randomly wearing my different outfits and a few of the villagers even came by to compliment me on my design flare, which was nice of them. Perhaps I’ll have a go at designing a few more outfits for the Summer season. Watch this space!
Not long after I signed up to Instagram, I received a recommendation to follow Louise Shepherd, who is an avid reader of books, has M.E., and loves to play Animal Crossing New Horizons (ACNH) on the Nintendo Switch. It seemed like a very good suggestion, and Louise sounded like just my kind of person; so I decided to go for it and I’m very glad I did. Louise and I got chatting and she became the very first person to visit my ACNH Island!