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Intro: I had a productive first year in NF, and then the wheels came off. Amidst the perfect storm of mental and physical burnout, injuries and illness, family and work stresses, I went into a bit of a dark place. I went back to bad habits of eating like crap, making excuses not to exercise and isolating myself from everyone. It took longer than it should have for me to recognise and confront those issues, but I started to do that last challenge. This is somewhat of an extension of that as I continue to rehab my body, mind and spirit.

 


QUEST 1: See a Grown Man Cry

 

Try to re-establish some kind of fitness routine, whilst continuing to rehab my shoulder and neck. Make sure I do the daily stretches my doctor gave me. Try to get three light cardio sessions per week done at the gym. Walk more, regardless of the weather. It’s rain, not acid. I won’t die.

Points available: +3 DEX, +1 STA

 

 

QUEST 2: Black Coffee Blues

 

Don’t Eat and Drink Like a DickheadTM. No more than one chocolate bar per week. No energy drinks. If you need caffeine, have some damn coffee. There’s a perfectly good coffee machine in the kitchen, you don’t need Rockstar. Drink water. It’s plentiful.

Points available: +4 CON

 

 

QUEST 3: Solipsist

 

A healthy body must work in tandem with a healthy mind. Look after what’s upstairs, by any means necessary. Sleep, meditate, ASMR, sit under a tree, stroke a pet, cook, read a book, take a bath. I’ll try to finish Ken Costa’s “Know Your Why” during this challenge, but no pressure to do so. I’ll read if I feel like reading, but not going to force it. One “must do” task, is take a leaf out of Spooky’s book and list three things I’m grateful for on a daily basis.

Points available: +4 WIS

 

 

QUEST 4: Art to Choke Hearts

 

Inspired in part by binge watching Bob Ross on Netflix, I decided to have a go at painting during the last challenge, and discovered that I really enjoy it. Keep at it, and share the results, good, bad or indifferent, on here. There’s also a tumblr here for the things I’ve done.

Points available: +3 CHA

 

 

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BOB ROSS BOB ROSS BOB ROOOOSSS

 

And now to read your challenge. 

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Looks like a smart set of goals! 

7 minutes ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

One “must do” task, is take a leaf out of Spooky’s book and list three things I’m grateful for on a daily basis.

 

This in particular. 

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Sarah Barr - Level 13 Warhobbit

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Good luck with your challenge!  Your goals are close to my heart in that I love black coffee, walk, meditate and keep a gratitude journal daily; cardio, however, is not my cup of tea at all, I must admit.

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Following! 

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Those goals look great! It sounds like this is exactly what you need right now

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I'm here!  Very sensible goals.  I hope they help you get back on track.  

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*Bob Ross Voice*

And here we have Some Guy From Scotland, and maybe he's making some double entendres. It's your own little world, they can be whatever you want. Maybe there's a "That's what she said" comment over here, and a poop joke over there. And there's a happy little suggestive leer."

 

Following along again.

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23 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

*Bob Ross Voice*

And here we have Some Guy From Scotland, and maybe he's making some double entendres. It's your own little world, they can be whatever you want. Maybe there's a "That's what she said" comment over here, and a poop joke over there. And there's a happy little suggestive leer."

 

Following along again.

 

Something something Van Dyke Brown.

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3 minutes ago, DrFeelgood said:

I have to confess I was very tempted to jump over to Druids with you this time and do a bunch of paintings. :D

Join in the fun, @DrFeelgood! There's always room for more bliss.

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I love the goals, especially @spookyfoot's gratitude journal. Perhaps this should be the Druid Mini for the challenge?

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55 minutes ago, DrFeelgood said:

I have to confess I was very tempted to jump over to Druids with you this time and do a bunch of paintings. :D

We hippy chicks Druids will rule the world some day. We already got Scotty, next challenge you'll be ours! *evil laugh* 

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Day 1

 

Had a rough day at work, in the aftermath of losing one of our pets on Sunday, but battled through it and ended the day with a peaceful late night walk to the lake with my boxers. Not the greatest quality, since it was taken on my phone, but here:

 

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Left the house at around 9.30pm and got back home just after 11. That black dot in the centre of the water is a single swan which was just gliding around the lake without a care in the world. I sat on a bench for a while and just watched it. Our older cat, Peaches, is missing Blade. She's 13 now. We never let her have kittens, so I guess she kind of mothered Blade somewhat when we got him - despite him tormenting her terribly over the years. I'm going to make a point of spending some time with her tonight.

 

Gratitude:

I am grateful for the cool and quiet of summer evenings.

I am grateful for the time I still have left with my family, be they animal or human.

I am grateful for texts from my daughter, who shares my sense of humour and makes me smile.

 

 

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What a lovely walk, picture, and gratitude list.

Keep calm with the quietude, and the peace will emerge.

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11 minutes ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

in the aftermath of losing one of our pets on Sunday, but battled through it and ended the day with a peaceful late night walk to the lake with my boxers.

You know I cannot let this pass. I applaud your courage walking around in public in your underwear.

 

Seriously though, that is a great picture, sorry you had a rough day at work.

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1 minute ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

You know I cannot let this pass. I applaud your courage walking around in public in your underwear.

 

I  read it like that too but I think it's because it's Scotty's challenge. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

You know I cannot let this pass. I applaud your courage walking around in public in your underwear.

 

 

And I applaud that joke. It made me giggle. This is me applauding right now.

 

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Shut up, Def, it totally is. Me and The Goz are like two peas in a pod.

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4 hours ago, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

Day 1

 

Had a rough day at work, in the aftermath of losing one of our pets on Sunday, but battled through it and ended the day with a peaceful late night walk to the lake with my boxers. Not the greatest quality, since it was taken on my phone, but here:

 

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This has been troubling me all night and I think I might have asked you this before, but why is that a lake and not a loch?

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35 minutes ago, deftona said:

 

This has been troubling me all night and I think I might have asked you this before, but why is that a lake and not a loch?

 

Personal preference. The council call it a loch, but to me, a loch is big and majestic, not something you can walk around in less than an hour.

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Just now, SomeGuyFromScotland said:

 

Personal preference. The council call it a loch, but to me, a loch is big and majestic, not something you can walk around in less than an hour.

 

Well that just sounds like snobbery to me. We can't all be Loch Lomond can we? Some of us are just jazzed up puddles. 

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