Introduce yourself; 20 Days of blogging

I was reading Mon’s blog and she had come across this challenge/questionnaire on Harpy Nest’s blog which had been started by Spellbound way back in 2011 and I thought that since I love nothing more than starting up challenges like this that I shall jump on the bandwagon.

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog
Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW
Day 04 – Your best WoW memory
Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game
Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you
Day 09 – Your first blog post
Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites
Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws
Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time
Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire
Day 14 – This upsets you
Day 15 – Your desktop background (on your computer) and why you chose it
Day 16 – Things you miss (post Cataclysm)
Day 17 – Your favourite spot (in game or outside it)
Day 18 – Your favourite outfit
Day 19 – In your bags/bank
Day 20 – If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?

The first thing you’ll probably learn about me, if you don’t know already, is I love the idea of themed posts but I’m notoriously bad at completing them, well completing them in a timely manner. I do have plans to go back and finish the alt week and dress up posts.

Anyway lets talk about me for a bit.

Introduce yourself

I’m Zeirah, a name that I like so much I use as part of my personal email which does draw some comments at times but I can live with that. In wow,  I am a massive altoholic and raider.

I live in Australia, at the bottom end of it, where it never really gets warm which I mostly like but I do dream about the hot sunny days that the rest of the country gets in summer time. I shouldn’t say it never gets warm; in summer we do get days that hit 30 degrees but generally the next day drops back down to about 20 degrees so you never really get time to acclimatize to it.

I’m in the last 6 months of a uni degree and absolutely terrified about having to find a job soon, I’m really nervous that after 3 years of study I don’t know anything and I’m going to face a ton of interviews where I get tongue-tied and stuff it up or worse yet, I don’t get to the interview stage. In fact, I’m tossing up the idea of doing honours so I can avoid the issue of job hunting for another year but I’m having trouble deciding which of my two majors I like the most to specialise in and also I don’t think I can really afford to be out of the workforce for another year, real life is damn expensive.

graduated

I haven’t been playing wow as much lately mainly because about 4 months ago I started on a health kick to get out and change the sedentary lifestyle I’ve fallen into. So currently I’m  running every day and swimming 3 times a week and that has given me a huge burst of energy and I find that I don’t have the urge to log on for as much time as I used to. In fact the running bug has overtaken me so much that for the first time in a few years my christmas present to me wasn’t something wow related but a new pair of running shoes and some fancy shmancy running pants. They don’t make me run faster unfortunately but they make me feel like a runner lol. I was toying with the idea of making a running blog to be abl to rave about running to  some like minded people but I realised that posts that consist of “huff puff, ran slightly further today, didn’t die!” aren’t really that interesting so I just read other people’s ones.

However, having said that; since I’ve started getting back into the swing of levelling alts again (dk and a herald of the titans priest) my game time has slowly crept back up again.

Anyway enough about me for now. I like the daily topics of this questionnaire so much I might go and write all the posts now and then just schedule them to post automatically; that way I might finally finish a challenge.

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11 thoughts on “Introduce yourself; 20 Days of blogging

  1. Oh wow, I hadn’t thought of scheduling.. now that makes more sense for me to do as well!

    Oh nice re: Uni degree – I have been studying via TAFE for a couple of years now, and I am 3 units off one of my diploma’s, however I just get this feeling like it’s not ‘good enough’. I look at job adverts and most for the field I am studying require a bachelors in something, either commerce, business or HR, and after completing several qualifications I just feel like I haven’t accomplished much at all.. it’s a really disheartening feeling because everyone seems so proud of me, and I am too, it just feels like while it is recognised, someone with a degree would already be seen as higher on the list because they meet the prerequisites (and after studying HR and recruitment, I know how they sort the lists and I may just scrape through onto the maybe section! 😦 ) I was actually toying with the idea of Uni myself, but having gone to a small town school which did not offer WACE TEE (WA equiv to HSC) unless specifically asked which we were unaware of, I did straight 11 & 12 and so have no ATAR score for entrance to Uni and only once my diploma has been completed, would I get a pathway into Uni which wouldn’t cause me as much grief (and I satisfy the English component… um?) If I choose wisely, some of my units in the diploma could give credits towards a degree – however it’s a lot of money, and while I have been studying all this time and interested in it, I am also interested in human biology, veterinary science (which I would never get in to due to no ATAR and no percentile score) or forensics and criminology… It wouldn’t be worthwhile spending all the money when I am not even 100% sure I’ll completely go down that path in the end. My family, while they support me, don’t see the value and believe I’d be able to get the jobs without it, my lecturer got his degree through mainly RPL having worked in the sector for years and my bf reminds me that by the time I finish I’ll be in my late 20’s. My boss poo-poo’s all of that and says if I want to I should go for it, haha!

    And after that little spiel on your post… interviews no matter how qualified or experienced you are, are daunting! My dad even gets nervous about interviews, and he not only interviews other people as a part of his job, but has been in the industry for many many years. I luckily have only had 2 interviews and I was packing myself both times. I’m sure you’ll do fine, the interviewers will be expecting that candidates are nervous, so I wouldn’t worry too much about that aspect! 🙂

    I wish I could go and run, but my knees and back hate me, my heart and lungs hate me, and my chest has to be strapped down or it hates me! I am just not as fit as I used to be 😦 I usually just do interval training or walking – but being as it is stinking hot here lately, I would probably cark it if I went for a run!

    Hooray for alts! I have actually given up on leveling a few alts (unless it’s ones with the BF) and concentrating more on my big girl. My unofficial resolution is sticking with her through WoD!

    • 3 units to go, that sounds like it’s pretty close now. It’s great you’re nearly finished 🙂 I second your boss’ advice though, if you want to go for it, then definately try. I’ve been out of school for a bit now so am going to be older than most of my fellow graduates but I love studying the subjects I have taken and it’s something I always wanted to do. I love seeing some of the people in my classes are retiree age – there’s definately no limit when it comes to wanting to learn something new.
      Oh good to know it’s not just me thats daunted about interviews. Tbh before I stopped working to start studying, I had only ever been to 2 interviews and got the job in both cases so I shouldn’t be nervous but I am.
      Alts.. I keep saying no more but I keep making them – each has a good reason to be created at the time. Well thats what I justify to myself lol

      • At least prior to studying you have a bit of work history, you have both worked and studied and I’d personally see that as you are hardworking and dedicated and bettering yourself. I know people who want jobs but wait for the right one and have sat on their butts for years doing nothing because they expect it to just be handed to them – you have a heck of a lot more going for you having worked and studying!

        I do agree with you about seeing older people studying, there is a bit of a stigma about uni that only school leavers attend and that older people are rare, and perhaps in some classes it could be true, but in my job we are an exam centre and supervise exams and 90% of the people we have supervised were mothers or fathers who are studying externally or via online. Most have been 30’s or 40’s or (older!) and the most common degree studied is the BA for either psychology or education. I figure that non-school leavers and mature aged, through my own experience studying, is we have a little bit of life experience compared to school leavers, but we can also sometimes be more driven. Not saying that there aren’t driven school leavers, but if you go back to uni as a non-school leaver or mature aged to learn or to go towards a new career, then you know why you are there and usually have an idea of where you want to eventually do. I find I can relate to things better having spent time in the workplace to be able to answer questions or understand reading material 🙂

  2. Fitness is a huge part pf the reason I haven’t been playing much either lately. Since I got my puppy I have been so active with her and still keeping up with the same workouts as usual on top of that, then I really just don’t know what to do in WoW most of the time when I log on (I think I just lack things to work on). I considered starting a fitness blog and I did! However it’s just a private one so I can log my activities and pep talk myself!

    Do you enjoy running? I know someone has to, right? I run daily with my dog and I HATE it, but she loves it 😀

    I should consider doing this 20 days so I can get myself back in to blogging, I’ve been so lazy with it.

    • I actually do like running now, it was so hard (and still is at times) when I started and I’d actually walk more than I’d run but now the reverse is true. I live in a VERY hilly area and I get so happy with myself when I run further or faster up each one than I did the day before. I’m at the point now where I like the feeling of running and I’m not half dead gasping for air lol and I miss it if I don’t get out every day.
      I ended up going for a run on christmas day which is something I’ve never considered doing before – christmas in the past has been the laziest day of my year – and it was really nice. I went at late evening and all the houses had turned their christmas lights on. I’m doing that every night next Christmas period.
      Pep talks are good 🙂

  3. Fitness actually is a lot of why my WoW time decreased too. I got into doing mud runs over the summer, so time I used to spend gaming turned into time hyperventilating during a 5 mile run on the boardwalk. I find that writing and running go hand in hand though, and I come up with some of my best ideas for blog posts when I’ve hit that point of the run where it doesn’t feel like I’m moving anymore.

    Blah. Wish it weren’t so freezing outside. Now I want to go for a run!

    • Oh I had to go google mud runs, wow they look fun but must be really hard. I’ve found that my mind goes to wow a fair bit when I run, and especially when I swim – laps can be boring at times so my mind definately wanders then, so even though I’m not playing as much I’m still thinking and being immersed in wow.
      That is the good part of my climate, most days are really nice for running :). having said that though.. winter here is going to test my resolve too!

      • Mud runs are super fun! The first one I did was a women’s only 5k, and it wasn’t as hard as you might think. If you ever get a chance to do one, you totally should! (Nerd confession: I often pretend that I’m in some fantasy world when doing mud runs. You know, an elf running through the forest, that sort of thing.)

        • I just looked for ones in my area; there are heaps of Australian ones. I do have plans to go in a 1/2 marathon in October but I think I’d have to step up my fitness incredibly to think about mud runs. It’s defintely something I’d like to challenge myself with. It’s going on my list of personal goals for sure.
          lol, I have been known to daydream about elfs when running but mine often consist of wishing that all the running I do in wow could be transferred to me for instant virtual fitness:)

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