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Epic Quests of 2016


This is a roadmap of what I want to accomplish over the coming year: new experiences, different projects, less excuses and more adventure!   Let's begin...   



  • Run the 26.2 miles (hopefully the Paris marathon) Done in 04:47 on 3rd April 2016!
  • Learn to roller blade (especially how to stop safely) Not as confident as I'd like but I've learnt a few methods for stoping/slowing during Summer 2016.
  • Roller blade around the centre of Paris on one of the biweekly randonnées roller Did participate in one in June, yet I wasn't good enough to last longer than 2km.
  • Take classes in self-defence, dance or parkour
  • Improve on my 2015 5km PR of 27.00 minutes
  • Do an obstacle course or mud run



  • Make something using a Raspberry Pi
  • Be able to understand and enjoy humour in French
  • Understand fast spontaneous conversations between French natives (e.g. pub talk) and be confident enough in colloquial speech to join in without freaking out and apologizing for saying anything
  • Master the French subjunctive tense
  • Get some teaching experience
  • Learn about the political systems in the UK, France and Spain and take all available opportunities to vote
  • Learn how to learn and retain information more effectively
  • Get systems in place to get through and keep up with scientific literature
  • Master the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail
  • Complete a ‘data science’ type project using Python



  • Be there more for my sisters
  • Take plenty of photographs
  • Send cards
  • Figure out how to be more charitable
  • Spoil my boyfriend
  • Make some good friends in my city
  • Buy new glasses



  • Explore the French countryside through hiking and camping and possibly running
  • Go to London comic-con in cosplay Done in October 2016
  • Visit a friend in Exeter Done in September 2016
  • Introduce my boyfriend to my grandparents Organised my travels so I can do that this Christmas
  • Plan a long sabbatical adventure
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Level 11 Morgana Scout

STR 14|DEX 11|STA 31|CON 11|WIS 23|CHA 19

Current challenge:  Talvi makes tactical decisions | Epic quests: 2015, 2016 | Running instalog: new_tracks_to_follow | Previous challenges: -2 -1 etc...


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Ooh, this is such a good epic quest - good luck with it all :) There are so many things you list where I'm like "ooh, me too!" although I won't try introducing your boyfriend to your grandparents. That would just be awkward haha.


Is your long sabbatical adventure for after you finish your PhD?

Level 25 Cyborg Assassin

[ STR 36.75 | DEX 26.00 | STA 28.00 | CON 31.25 | WIS 29.25 | CHA 24.50 ]

current 5-week challenge: March 2020

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Heya Talvi! That's a great list you have there! I'm looking forward to seeing you knock down each of the goals one by one!

Level 25 Final Fantasy Rebel

My Epic Quest | My Journey | Currently on the Trial of Orthos
Str: 60 | Dex: 23 | Sta: 66 | Con: 28 | Wis: 55 | Cha: 14

Goals for 2021:

  • Build my brother a Destiny 2 Lamp
  • Learn how to do a Handstand
  • Play 1 song on the acoustic guitar
  • Clean up the Christmas Decorations and finish setting up my apartment (hang things up, plus some other few things that need to be organized)
  • Re-introduce Pull-ups into my routine
  • Build a shelving unit next to my Desk

"No matter what, if you can hold your head up high, you've done the right thing."

"When you stand with your family, your family stands with you."

"Write what needs to be written."

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