A lot happened in 2019, both in general and in my personal life. When the year started, I had set my eyes on twelve projects for twelve months. Instead… I got married. I think that’s worth taking a detour from my original goal for the year.
I still experienced quite a few puzzles in 2019. I solved 84 escape rooms and had a streak of 117 days in a row finding a Geocache. Generally speaking I managed to write a new article at least once per week even during the most intense segments of wedding preparation. All things being equal, I’m happy with these totals given how much was happening in my personal life.
I’m thrilled with how there’s still such a wealth of new puzzles being created every day. Escape rooms continue to offer new and unique challenges and there are new VR, online, and home challenges appearing regularly. I’m not sure there’s been a better time in human history for fans of puzzles.
So with that being said, I’m looking forward to what 2020 has to offer. I’m targeting more constructive projects again- I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to the “twelve in twelve” goal, but I’ll choose a similarly concrete target. I’ll also resume creating new puzzles; I have a few new tricks up my sleeve for making some neat ones.
I’m also planning on developing a few objective criteria I can share about each escape room I do to help others determine which are good fits for their tastes. I still don’t plan on naming favorites given the role of personal preference, but it’ll be nice to have some measures by which to compare apples to apples.
Let’s kick off a great new year and see what new puzzles it brings!