All my life I have been fascinated by games, board games, card games, and later on computer games and video games. My particular favourites are games that have quests..yes, I have role played myself around many a good storyline, battling monsters, solving puzzles and levelling up in a variety of skills from alchemy to forestry.
It struck me that it would be a great way to take back control in my real life, a series of “quests” that would move me forward, improve my life, change my viewpoints and generally “level up”.
Taking a long, hard look at my life – I decided that I could complete a series of quests that would challenge me and at the same time bring lots of fun and learning into my life. I love doing new things, but I tend to be more of a “starter” rather than a finisher..so one of my main criteria for my quests is that I have to COMPLETE them!
I have started to compile a list of quests that I shall be undertaking, hopefully I’ll record the results and progress through this blog. For the time being though…here is the first list of quests
1. To start and maintain a blog ( this is IT!)
2. To take part in Blogging101 to learn all about blogging ( started November 2014)
3. To take part in Photo101 ( started November 2014)
4. The Wine quest ( nobody said these challenges have to be too hard!)
5. The recipe book quest ( I have over 50 recipe books that I never use!)
6. The draw all my Christmas Cards quest
7. The go on holiday by myself quest
8. The Flaneur quest
9. The buy a house quest ( even though my bank says I am not young enough and not rich enough to get a mortgage!)
10. The fluency quest
11. The micro business quest
These are enough quests for the moment, but it is a very fluid list. In my “game playing” mode, I only have to finish a quest once I start it, and there are infinite possibilities for other quests to come along and change my course.
I intend to update this list every month and post blogs on how I am progressing regularly. So, for the time being, I shall strap on my armour, pick up my backpack and set off on the first map in search of challenge!
Weekly Update: November 9th 2014
Challenges: 1, 2 , 3 and 6 all started
Photo101. Completed all challenges set, learned how to caption photos and also how to create a gallery
Blogging101: Started this blog. Went from 0 to followers. Followed some fantastic new blogs. Blogged every day.
Christmas Card quest: Drew 20 cards..very simple designs, but I have very little time before Christmas!!
Unfortunately the wine quest is on hold as I am on antibiotics for a week 😦 but the food quest I have started, just need to learn how to take good food photos now!