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Do you remember that sense of relief and satisfaction in a game when you finally hit that checkpoint you have been striving for? That brief moment in time where you know you are safe and you have that breathing space, that time to rest, even for a minute? The moment where, even though you know that what lies ahead is likely harder than what came before, you have this checkpoint to reflect and prepare for what is next. As much as this can be a sentiment in video games, I believe that this is something you can look at in real life also.

Credit: Max Rogers

Now, I am not talking about the idea that life is an illusion and we are in an alien’s video game where you can auto save and get infinite do-overs – its not that kind of blog. I am talking about the idea of taking a moment at checkpoints in your life to both reflect and prepare; to get ready for what is lying in wait through that next door or spaceship or inter-dimensional portal and take everything you have learnt before and apply it to what is ahead.

I am not billing this as a self help blog where I have found myself and therefore can help you find inner peace. You will find, if anything, that this is the opposite and I am often unfocused, demotivated and frustrated, clambering for my own personal checkpoints IRL. What I will say is that slowly I am learning to take advantage of these IRL checkpoints in an effort to prepare for what lies ahead so I get the good ending. If life is a video game, then you have stumbled across a checkpoint where I am also getting ready for what is next and while you are here you may as well take the time to see what this NPC in your life has learnt.

Credit: Max Rogers

This blog will be a compendium of my thoughts, predictions and insights from around the pop culture-sphere. They may not always be right, but they will be mine. Everything on this site will be my own opinion and does not represent anyone else’s view. As a result I would love to hear from you as to what you think about them so feel free to leave comments, tweet me or drop by my streams.

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