If anyone meets me for five minutes, they will for sure learn that I am a gigantic geek. And I’m not afraid to admit this. I will talk about my favorite TV show (Firefly), favorite book (Wizard’s First Rule), favorite movie (Lord of the Rings Trilogy)…basically any kind of favorite has to do with something nerdy. I even went so far as to get a geek related tattoo.
For those of you who don’t know what the tattoo is, it is called The Triforce. The Triforce is a symbol and holy relic in the video game franchise The Legend of Zelda (my favorite one). Originally when I got this tattoo, I just wanted something that I thought looked sweet. I told people that it had some meaning behind it, but that wasn’t entirely true. At least, not at first.
Now, as I looked back at my first batch of adventures, I was trying to see which ones I attempted and failed, if any. One that I feel I didn’t fully commit to was my week four adventure, Lifestyle . During that week, I did a lot of self-analysis on how I could improve my life moving forward. And I feel I did put a lot of thought and effort into it. But I didn’t have an exact plan, and as such, it wasn’t executed very well. I didn’t have written, obtainable goals, or the steps I could take to achieve them.
Which brings me back to my tattoo.
As I take an honest look at myself, I can’t help but be drawn to my tattoo, to this thing that was meant to stamp myself as a geek. But now, as I look at it, I realize how I can use this as a constant reminder to better myself. I can use this metaphor from a video game to inspire and change my life. (More …)