D&D: More Than Just a Game

I have been playing Dungeons & Dragons for a little over a year now and although I’m still fairly new to the game, I can confidently say that playing it has become one of the more meaningful passions in my life.
But my newfound obsession-nay appreciation for the game is not unwarranted. I felt compelled to write this post as I believe that Dungeons & Dragons gets somewhat of a bad reputation, not a negative one per se, but one that places it somewhere on the lower levels of the pop culture hierarchy. To quote my seventeen year old cousin who’s mean to me on Instagram, “Dungeons & Dragons is for nerds, bro”.

In The Corners Of My Mind

As a child, I loved sitting with my grandmother as she’d tell me stories of her adventures as a young artist in New York, her perspective of the “Dirty Thirties”, and, especially, the stories of meeting and marrying her true love, my Grandpa. But as the years passed, the stories she loved sharing seemed to take longer to tell as she was robbed of the details. It pained me to watch her face go vacant as she struggled to find the memories that used to be right at the tip of her tongue.

Emotions

As young children, many kids dream of the day they get to become adults. Many think it of as a walk in the park. As a child, I thought these things too. I imagined adulthood as a time to eat cookies before dinner, drive anywhere and everywhere a truck would take me, and wear glamorous and alluring clothes as I went on dates with debonair men. What people don’t tell you in these days and times, is the little ins and outs that you need to know to handle life as an adult.

Give Yourself A Reality Check

We all have dreams and goals that we want to accomplish while we’re on this Earth, but no one will motivate you more than yourself. You have to become your own cheerleader, but also your own coach. This takes a lot of work on yourself but it’s worth it to be able to achieve that level of personal support.

Bloom

I am a proud activist. I fight for equal treatment among everyone. For peace, respect, comprehension, communication, sensibility, attention. And as a very sensitive person it’s hard for me to not get offended by people’s negative comments or insults. I always get mad, my blood always boil and I end up losing control over myself.