My goal for this blog is to share my knowledge, experiences, and unique perspective on a variety of lifestyle topics. I don’t consider myself to be an expert in anything, so I’m only going to write posts related to topics about which I’m passionate. I’ll explain how that relates to the name, D20 Theory, in a moment. Through this blog, I hope to offer a refreshing, authentic perspective on topics to which many can relate—such as crafting, hosting, and productivity—as well as some niche topics that are personal to me. Follow @D20Theory on social media for more fun content!
Onions, Puzzles and Dice
Sometimes my perspective can be a bit layered and complex, so I’d love to share more about how my brain works and what makes me who I am. (You can check out the About Me page for a brief snapshot!) I’m sure some of you would describe yourselves the same way, maybe even as outspoken at times. I strongly encourage you to make connections—with other readers, as well as brands and non-profits that align with your values and passions—to reinforce the belief that the combination of things that makes you unique is powerful. I also encourage you to be confident and embrace your strengths, even if you sometimes feel like an onion (layered) or a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle (complex).
What’s in a Name?
You’re probably wondering about the origin of the blog’s name, D20 Theory, and I promised an explanation! When I was trying to decide what the focus of my blog should be, I was stuck on the phrase, “jack of all trades, master of none.” It’s such a negative way to describe a concept that I believe to be a positive trait: well-roundedness. I believe that individuals who are happiest and most successful at navigating life’s obstacles have many facets, like D20 gaming dice. My husband plays the tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, with a group of friends. In this game, they use a variety of dice ranging from pyramid-shaped, 4-sided (D4) dice to nearly spherical, 20-sided (D20) dice. The D20 roll much more smoothly than the D4 do because they have a greater number of facets on which to land, helping the D20 adjust to whatever direction it must move. The D20 is a metaphor that reminds me to embrace all of my interests and abilities because they will help me to adapt in the face of adversity. At least that’s my theory, the D20 Theory.
– Kelly –