I need to level up in real life.
Yes, I'm a gamer and have been all my life. There are many things to love about gaming like going on impossible adventures, being a kick-ass warrior, amazing wizard or crazily knowledgeable scholar (when you're nothing of the sort IRL). For me, I love character generation and leveling more than anything except the roleplay.
Anyway, looking at my life, and the areas I'm dissatisfied with, I've come to the conclusion that I need to level up in real life. I have skills and attributes I'd like to upgrade so I've decide to try and do that. I'm going to improve my diet and start a better workout routine, I'm putting in a little more effort to look nice on a daily basis, I've applied to go back to school next fall and I'm going to limit my time online so I will have time for art and other creative expression. I also plan to up my cooking skills a bit and keep a cleaner home. I've been pretty much a "natural beauty" for the past couple of decades, meaning I've not bothered with make-up and never could do much with my hair so I ignored it beyond basic cleanliness and combing, so effort in this area is fairly new to me. (special occasions not included) I've been a vary casual dresser 99% of the time too so we'll see how that goes.... I'm not sure I ever got to go to Girl 101 or wherever other chicks learn this stuff.
My excellent metabolism abandoned me several years ago so it's about time I adjusted my behavior to that little fact. Getting myself in gear and eating less of ...most of the stuff I love ought to work a bit of magic. Finding more time for art will involve getting a room cleared out so there's room for easel and other items. Saving time from online activities, Netflix and other procrastinations will be challenging but I am hopeful that being more physically active will help a bit there. Something about objects in motion staying in motion? My cooking is pretty good. I make a few hit meals that my family loves and I bake lots of delicious things, I can read a recipe and get rave reviews (limited audience) for my holiday efforts at fancier fare, but there are any number of cooking techniques I have not mastered and how cool would it be to be able to cook a lot healthier too? Comfort food is my strong suit but that ought to change before it catches up with me any more than it already has.
Here's to growth, or at least a good attempt at it.