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This Epic Quest replaces my previous Epic Quest in the forums. 

There are some similarities and carry overs but I wanted to start entirely again to get in a good frame of mind.

 

This year I came to the realisation that I am a sucker for badges/pins and they make good rewards for achievements. Apart from being entirely the wrong demographic, I guess I'm a Girl Scout at heart.

I have rifled through much information from that organisation and others similar and came up with areas which I would like to achieve badges for. I shall call these Adventure Badges.

 

To earn a badge I must complete tasks to earn XP for a total of 1000 XP in the chosen area.  Each 100 XP I earn overall increases my Adventurer level. I am currently at Level 0.

 

For ease, the full list with tasks (and a lot of blank cells as I haven't finished deciding on tasks) is here.

 

The Adventure Badges I can currently earn are:

 

Archery

Art

Australian History

Australian Wildlife

Backpacking

Bush Tucker

Camping

Community

Cooking

Emergency Preparedness

Environmental Science

Exploration

Gardening

Hiking

Music

Nature

Orienteering

Permaculture

Personal Growth

Photography

Public Speaking

Sustainability

Textiles

Tool Care

Wood Working

Writing

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Quest for Adventure

 

Took the road less traveled. Now lost.

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2021 Plans

 

I had a photo of my journal to put here but it was way too large so instead, here it is typed out :)

 

3 Month Goals - 01/04/2021

Complete Charity Walk - Completed 07/03/2021

Finalise my Mission Statement - Completed 10/02/2021

Put 'Life File' together - Completed

Unplug for 24 hours - Completed 24/02/2021

Have a baseline for my weightlifting goals - Completed 03/01/2021

Complete story timeline - Completed

Put University assignment plan together for Semester 1 - Completed

Regularly attend archery training

90% 1 caffeine source a day - Completed

Kon Mari'd assets

Identify attributes I like and dislike about myself - Completed

Complete budget tracker - Completed 03/01/2021

Put the wrist balancer together - Completed 02/01/2021

 

1 Year Goals - 01/01/2022

Grow sunflowers

Have one thing to say I've completed that matches each part of my mission statement

Go indoor skydiving

Finish 1st year of University

80% no caffeine source a day

Have one SCA outfit

Go to dentist

Get pap smear

Escape an escape room

Be assisting the company I work for with OHS matters

Start an outdoors journal

Brew alcohol

Improve weightlifting goals by 100%

Have kept majority of plants alive during the year

Shoot a gun

Hung out with 5 different friends (1. JACs)

Write 100,000 words

Have celebrated my first personal holiday

 

3 Year Goals - 01/01/2024

Be under 60kg

Finish embroidery sampler piece

Completed Bachelors Degree

Finish writing a book

Edit my sisters book

Have a hike plan

House build designed

Completed Danish Duolingo

Have six months of expenses saved

 

Lifetime Goals

Build an eco sustainable house

4 day work week

Hike the Bibbulmun Track

Complete a 100kg lift

Tour a cave in each state

Do a handstand

Hike an overseas track

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Quest for Adventure

 

Took the road less traveled. Now lost.

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List has been updated with the goals I have already achieved (productivity, woo!)

 

Have a baseline for my weightlifting goals - Completed 03/01/2021

This was how I spent most of my morning (and it has drained me, hard).

The final results were:

 

Barbell Row: 37.5kg

Bench: 25kg

Deadlift: 55kg

OHP: 25kg

Squat: 50kg

 

I wondered if I could have gone further on bench and OHP but considering that they're probably the most dangerous lifts when working out alone and they're the lifts that put the most stress on my wrist (no pain except for a twinge on one of my final lifts) I was happy to stop where I did.

 

Complete budget tracker - Completed 03/01/2021

I've been working out kinks for most of the week. Happy to call it finished as of a few moments ago.

 

Put the wrist balancer together - Completed 02/01/2021

Glued the final cap yesterday afternoon, just needs curing for 24 hours before I dare test it.

 

motivate lets go GIF by The Titan Games

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Quest for Adventure

 

Took the road less traveled. Now lost.

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I really like this set-up!

Also, I am a sucker for badges, and for most all the things on your list -- I've even done some of them! 

I'm following to cheer you on!

If there's anything that you're struggling with or finding fiddly (or if you just want to say hi!), Let me know! 

 

I'm totally stoked for this.

cheer GIF by LEGO

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On 1/3/2021 at 11:30 AM, Heidi said:

I really like this set-up!

Also, I am a sucker for badges, and for most all the things on your list -- I've even done some of them! 

I'm following to cheer you on!

If there's anything that you're struggling with or finding fiddly (or if you just want to say hi!), Let me know! 

 

I'm totally stoked for this.

cheer GIF by LEGO

 

Thank you! ❤️

I am curious to know, I think I can guess some but which things on my list have you done?

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Quest for Adventure

 

Took the road less traveled. Now lost.

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Complete Charity Walk

Finalise my Mission Statement

Put 'Life File' together

Unplug

Complete story timeline

University

Regularly attend archery training

Minimalism

Gave up caffeinated coffee

Identify attributes I like and dislike about myself

Complete budget tracker

Grow sunflowers

Have one thing to say I've completed that matches each part of my mission statement

 skydiving

Finish  University

SCA garb (I'm THL Heidi is Black Diamond, pleased to meet you)

Go to dentist

Get pap smear

Escape an escape room

Brew alcohol: beer, ale, stout, Mead, hard cider

weightlifting 

Have kept majority of plants alive during the year

Shoot a gun 

Hung out with 5 different friends

Write 100,000 words

celebrate personal holiday

Completed Degrees -- many! I'm into the PhD now. 🙂

Finish writing a book (it needs revision, but it's complete)

Edit the work of others

Hiking

Emergency fund

Design an eco sustainable house

4 day work week

Tour a cave.

 

I need to update my mission statement, so I'm looking forward to reading yours and getting inspired to re-craft mine.

 

 

 

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How's the mission statement?

I have been thinking about this if and on since your post, so thank you!

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22 hours ago, Heidi said:

How's the mission statement?

I have been thinking about this if and on since your post, so thank you!

 

I hadn't worked much on it beyond jotting down a few things at the start of the year so your words were a prompt to return to it and see what I would write.

 

At the start of the year I wrote:

 

- Patron of the Arts

- Eco friendly/sustainable

- Outdoorswoman

- Helpful friend

- Active

- Kind

- Antifragile

 

This morning I wrote:

 

To live with nature, with life itself. To not just fight against the force of it but to bend to it, learn from it. To be kind and helpful to my community and lift those up that create beauty for the world

 

I'm going to sit with it for a while and see how I still feel about it. I like it but it's not quite right yet I suspect.

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Forever ago, I don't remember when exactly, I adopted the motto, "It's never too late to do the right thing."

 

I like your mission statement list!

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I have finalised my mission statement.

It is:

 

To live with and learn from nature. To support it and the communities I immerse myself in with vigour and kindness.

 

I have currently planned my unplug for 24 hours day to be the 14th of February. Hopefully I will use that time to do some KonMari decluttering or writing my story timeline/outline by hand.

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Quest for Adventure

 

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It's been a while since I wrote here but things are plodding along. I've updated the original post, but here's how I ended up after my three months was up.

 

3 Month Goals - 01/04/2021

Complete Charity Walk - Completed 07/03/2021

Finalise my Mission Statement - Completed 10/02/2021

Put 'Life File' together - Completed

Unplug for 24 hours - Completed 24/02/2021

Have a baseline for my weightlifting goals - Completed 03/01/2021

Complete story timeline - Completed

Put University assignment plan together for Semester 1 - Completed

Regularly attend archery training

90% 1 caffeine source a day - Completed

Kon Mari'd assets

Identify attributes I like and dislike about myself - Completed

Complete budget tracker - Completed 03/01/2021

Put the wrist balancer together - Completed 02/01/2021

 

What was interesting to me was that the trackers I completed - Uni assignment plan and budget tracker I don't use at all. This has been a learning opportunity that those kind of trackers don't work for me. I don't check them regularly enough and I loathe having to regularly update something. Which reminds me I didn't update my mood and caffeine tracker for yesterday. SEE?!

 

The two goals I did not complete... I definitely left Kon Mari until too late and then tried to do it too quickly. I don't think I'm going to finish off decluttering as a Kon Mari thing now but the values I will definitely hold in mind as I do so.

Archery training was happening and then I fell off the wagon between school, needing to find archery gloves to wear that ideally are also sustainable in some way and in the right fashion and not being able to do so... It's on the list to start back up.

 

Today I completed this and I am happy.

 

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Level 1 Adventurer

 

Quest for Adventure

 

Took the road less traveled. Now lost.

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