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I’m a casual gamer. I’d probably play more often if it weren’t for the fact that I have so many things I love to do besides play video games. :) However, I have a special place in my heart for Breath of the Wild because of the incredible artwork. I also loved that it’s one of the few video games that I could leave for a month or two and return to it able to fight the bad guys because I hadn’t gotten rusty.

 

With this in mind, I thought I’d continue to center my challenges around elements of the Breath of the Wild. This round I’m working to collect my hang glider so that I can leave the Great Plateau. In the game, it requires visiting four shrines to collect things for an old man. I’ll confess when I first played, I was suspicious of the old man’s motives. 

 

My goals for this round are (the names of the shrines below are different from the game):

Complete the Shrine of Peace: Meditate Daily (no matter what)
I’ve followed the Mindful Way Through Depression’s (by Jon Kabat-Zinn & others) meditation series last round. This week is the last week of the recommended tracks to listen to. I highly recommend the book and CD/MP3 to anyone who struggles with depression. It has helped me immensely. Next week I’m going to switch to the Presence Process, which is a different program but follows a similar theory.

 

Complete the Shrine of Beginner Strength: Body Weight Exercises or Yoga 3 times per week
In BOTW Link needs to climb a lot. I love to rock climb, however through a series of leg injuries I haven’t done so in a long time. My goal is to rebuild my strength so that I can climb this summer. I’m recovering from a broken ankle, so I have to be careful with how much I do. 

 

Complete the Shrine of Play: Do Something Fun Each Week

This is weird to type, but I procrastinate fun. I’m a fiction writer (which is fun) and I tend to get so focused on getting the next piece finished that I  often neglect things that could help me relax. Co-vid lockdowns have made it worse because I don’t even get out to write at coffee shops because it isn’t allowed yet. Fun can be just about anything from drawing, painting, playing video games, hiking (if my foot allows), riding my bike, reading, kayaking, field trips to some sights in our new town (when they open), and anything else I haven’t thought of. 

 

Complete the Shrine of Cheering for Others
What I enjoyed about the forums in the past was reading about other people’s successes. My goal this round is to follow more people and cheer them on. 

 

That’s the plan for this round. If all goes well, I will gain my paraglide so that I can soar with the dragons. :)

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I think it can be easy to get so caught up in the never ending to do list we forget to do some fun things. I like your fun list, looking forward  to hearing about your adventures!

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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On 3/28/2021 at 6:33 PM, Jayniana Jones said:

In BOTW Link needs to climb a lot. I love to rock climb, however through a series of leg injuries I haven’t done so in a long time. My goal is to rebuild my strength so that I can climb this summer. I’m recovering from a broken ankle, so I have to be careful with how much I do. 

What's your plan of attack?

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@Elastigirl Thanks for checking in. I’m super excited because I have my first social event since moving to our new city eight months ago. :) Tonight, I’m going to a in-person drawing event where I draw a live model in different poses. I’ve never done that before so it should be interesting. 

 

@JulieBarkley Thanks for stopping by. Right now my plan of attack is to go slow and check my ego at the door. I tend to push when I have a goal in mind. My yoga sessions work on flexibility. I can walk about a half a mile without crutches on flat ground. I’m figuring out the body weight exercises. I can do squats, incline push-ups, and core work but anything that requires any twist or pivot near my ankle is painful. My husband and I are getting a squat rack with a pull-up bar so that I can utilize rings and the bar for upper strength. At the end of this challenge, I’m hoping the climbing gym will be open (it’s about an hour and half from us) so that I can see how I perform. 

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On 3/28/2021 at 6:33 PM, Jayniana Jones said:

I’ll confess when I first played, I was suspicious of the old man’s motives. 

He still seems shifty to me.

 

On 3/28/2021 at 6:33 PM, Jayniana Jones said:

I’ve followed the Mindful Way Through Depression’s (by Jon Kabat-Zinn & others) meditation series last round. This week is the last week of the recommended tracks to listen to. I highly recommend the book and CD/MP3 to anyone who struggles with depression.

I'm so glad I finally listened to some of his work.  I find him so "real" compared to others I've listened too.  And the New England/Boston area accent that comes through amuses me too :)  I totally, 100% second this!

 

Here to follow along and play a little of Link's Awakening as I do, before I go back to BOTW

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OMG, I love your shrine quests! I also love BOTW. I keep telling myself I will replay it one day, but I haven't returned to it since binging it when it first came out. I also love the idea of allowing yourself to have fun. That's a good reminder. Following! 

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On 4/2/2021 at 10:22 AM, Chesire said:

I'm so glad I finally listened to some of his work.  I find him so "real" compared to others I've listened too.  And the New England/Boston area accent that comes through amuses me too :)  I totally, 100% second this!

 

Here to follow along and play a little of Link's Awakening as I do, before I go back to BOTW

Hey @ChesireWelcome back. :) I’m glad you tried Jon Kabat-Zinn. His voice is so soothing. I’ve listened to a few interviews with him and he talks the same way.

 

On 4/3/2021 at 8:29 PM, FatboySuave said:

OMG, I love your shrine quests! I also love BOTW. I keep telling myself I will replay it one day, but I haven't returned to it since binging it when it first came out. I also love the idea of allowing yourself to have fun. That's a good reminder. Following! 

Welcome. Glad you’re here.  :) I have the same thoughts about BOTW. I want to replay it but I’m not sure it’ll have the same magic it had the first time around. I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the second one, if they ever get around to making it. On a few occasions I will start the game and just wander around to appreciate the beauty of it.

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Update for last week:

 

The Shrine of Meditation is becoming one of my favorite places to be. Some days I find it easy to sit still and be. Other days I squirm like a little kid forced to sit in the corner. Overall, I’m finding that it’s helping me navigate stress and worry easier. It’s definitely trickling in to other parts of my life. I‘ve meditated for 43 days in a row as of this post.

 

The Shrine of Beginner Strength is humbling me. I logged my three days. My ego of what I used to be able to do is having problems with going back to beginner. Last week I tried too much too soon with my lower body workout and my ankle wasn’t impressed. I switched to a yoga for seniors program (I’m about 25 years from being a senior) but learned so many modifications for some of the floor poses. This helped me adapt the yoga for my broken ankle without pain. (I’m at the last stage of wearing the brace. I also have walked at least one mile each day. My evening walks usually require the aid of crutches  because of the uneven ground.

 

The Shrine of Fun is fun. Last Wednesday I participated in an in person  figure drawing class. It was a hoot because I was really out of my comfort zone. First I learned I brought the wrong paper and was going to use the wrong pencil. The instructor was an very opinionated old guy. We had 90 seconds to draw the model in her different poses. The first few attempts I barely got her head and torso before the time was up. After fifteen minutes it shifted to 9 minutes and eventually worked up to three 20 minute slots. The instructor constantly corrected me about proportions and adjusting my lines. It felt so weird to stare at a person and then try to draw her. The last one was the only one the instructor complemented my drawing’s proportions (the last one he made me fill a 20x16 page with one drawing to learn to draw big). My drawings were better than stick people but you would never know that my drawing was a teenage girl. I loved the experience so much because I found it hard and signed up for the last two sessions in April and May.

 

The floors of the Shrine for Cheering for others is a bit dusty. I’ve read updates via email but haven’t commented on posts. This is the next thing I plan to do. 

 

I hope everyone has a great week.

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Glad you found modification for the yoga that you could do. 

The class sounds very interesting and helpful. Woot for the instructor liking your last drawing!

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Wisdom 22.5   Dexterity 13   Charisma 15   Strength 21  Constitution-13

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song, above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world" J.R.R.Tolkien

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