This post started because I was weary. Not sleepy and tired, but sluggish and unmotivated. Maybe I’ve been a nomad too long. Maybe I’ve been away from work too long. Or maybe I’ve been without a mission too long.
Coincidentally, I downloaded book Level Up Your Life by Steve Lamb. It showed up on the Art of Non-Conformity blog, and resonated with my neediness and video-gaming tendencies. The title refers to the way you gain experience points in games like Dungeons and Dragons or Legend of Zelda or Call of Duty.
Steve encourages you to think of achievements and adventures you want to complete. His suggestions include holding a handstand, speaking a foreign language, or volunteering at a children’s hospital. As I brainstormed what I would like to accomplish I kept thinking I just did something like that! Here are some of my favorites.
- Nighttime Segway Ride
- Raw Shrimp Dinner
- Cat Island
- First Class Transpacific Flight
- Opening Day Oktoberfest
- Two Nights in a Bazaar
As you read things, think of the adventures you’ve had recently, as well as the ones you would like to have.
Nighttime Segway ride