The arrival of the pandemic has forced people to be quarantined and spend more time indoors. To pass the time, people have been creating and participating in challenges on social media. Among them is Sharee Jones.
Sharee is better known for her pen name Che LaRhue. She is a published author, public speaker, serial entrepreneur, and a master coach. As an author, Che has published several books for children. Among her works is The Nice Nice Book, Bully Me, Bully Me Not, and a children’s book series titled Anne Can! All of which have been published in 2012.
Che had also written a book for adult readers in September 2009. The book, titled ‘A Divas Guide to Surviving a Recession,’ gives her readers helpful hints and guidelines to live through hardships without compromising their lavish lifestyle.
As a freelance writer, boredom was inevitable, and Che often paused editing her latest book. She would host her AirBnB Comedy workshop to survive the boredom. However, the pandemic halted her routine as it has forced people to remain quarantined. Many people, including Che, had no choice but to remain indoors.
Without much to do, Che and many others spent more time scrolling through their mobile phone. Che has found herself doing many of the challenges she sees on social media. This has given her inspiration to create her first ‘Bored’ game in March, a play on the words bored and board. She rolled the green die and decided that her next venture would be to start her ‘Bored’ game company.
Her Bored games are a series of new and innovative games, which is the perfect opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together, share a laugh, and build a strong community that sticks together when boredom begins to set in. It consists of a collection of challenges that can be played by three to eight players. They decide who the first player is by rolling a twenty-sided die and the person with the highest number goes first, ranking them from highest to lowest. From there, they decide whether they take on the challenges or not.
The lockdowns, however, meant that Che was unable to move forward with production. However, she did not stop there. Despite her disappointment in the production’s hindrance, Che created a total of four games and an app that is to be released in the summer of 2020.
Che is no stranger to hardships. As a woman and minority, she had already overcome so many obstacles, and she refused to let the world win. She had experienced a back injury many years before, which forced her to undergo surgery and end her career as a carpenter. There was no way this lockdown was going to hinder her ambitions. Che hopes to be an example and show that despite the many obstacles life puts in our way, we can create opportunities out of them.