if you abandon the idea of "not living up to your potential", I think you find that things become easier.
potential is fake. take care of yourself, do what you can to help, and find joy where you can.
and if it's big and messy and doesn't fit within the tidy confines of the life someone else planned for you, know that your Goblin Mom is still proud of you.
Added my collection of devices to my photo gallery: https://wm.sdf.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=986
Star Trek, submergence, houses printed from Earth, and solarpunk gaming. Beamspun "Pink Moon" edition: https://beamspun.exmosis.net/2021/05/beamspun-17-pink-2nd-may-2021.html
Smol Birb, an absolutely lovely little interactive story, ~40m to play: https://sonmoss.itch.io/smol-birb
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A good look at what 'visual novel' means, and the potential it still has in a world of indie devs: https://arkicade.itch.io/a-monsters-insight/devlog/244302/visual-novels-and-innovation
From the archive: Collected & charted energy usage ranges for gaming consoles: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16Fq2xXbnccZYDBwVa5pqIgouQxp09fkSqMe93YwitKg/edit?usp=sharing
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko