In addition to working my own 12 step program, the main piece of service work I do, which motivates me to stay sober, is launching and running the Eating Disorders Anonymous meeting a the Alano Club in Portland. It’s the first ever EDA meeting in all of Oregon and is starting to pick up steam. As I’ve previously mentioned, I’m working the steps there, so as to be able to sponsor others at sometime in the, hopefully, not too distant future.
I’ve also purchased two game design books from Amazon (The Board Game Designer’s Guide: The Easy 4 Step Process to Create Amazing Games That People Can’t Stop Playing and The Game Inventor’s Guidebook: How to Invent and Sell Board Games, Card Games, Role-Playing Games, & Everything in Between!). The idea behind these purchases is leveraging my love for games and analytical mind to give me a creative outlet and something positive to live for. This is probably a bit grandiose, but I think I’d like my first game to focus on drug addiction or eating disorders, where the target audience would be treatment centers, where they might be used therapeutically. Of course, that might be a relatively small customer base and it would probably behoove me to make the game entertaining to non-disordered individuals, as well.