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Author: Meg // A Geeky Gal
I'm Meg! I'm a blogger and YouTuber based in St. Louis, originally from Alabama. A 3D modeler by day and geek extraordinaire by night. I love anime, space buns, geek fashion, tiny dogs with Star Wars names, cosplay, eating potato chips, gaming, snuggling my favorite Irishman, and reading manga, comics, and books.
Note: “Disney Depression” is not the same as clinical depression. This post is not meant to diminish real depression in any way.
With the world in the midst of a pandemic, vacations and trips have been cancelled while most of us self isolate in our homes. Like most people, my partner and I had to cancel all of our travel plans for 2020. While we have some hope that 2021 may present a safe opportunity to travel at some point, that time is far in the future as of the writing of this post. After honeymooning at Disney in 2019, we had hoped to re-create that experience in 2020. Obviously it wasn’t possible once the virus took hold.
We’ve been feeling pretty down about not being able to go back to Disney World to be perfectly honest. I know it seems silly considering how much has happened this year, politically and otherwise, but I strongly feel that the disappointment in unfulfilled plans is valid. Most of our lives have stopped moving forward. Most of us are confined to our homes, working in a makeshift office, and only leaving the house for appointments and grocery shopping. It’s completely normal to mourn what “should have been.” In an effort to combat this Disney Depression, a term coined for the feelings you get leaving the most magical place on earth and the time between before you are there again, I came up with 6 different ways to deal with the Disney blues.
I turned 28 years old this month. I can’t believe I thought 28 would feel “old.” Sure, my knees creak going up the stairs and sometimes my back hurts for no reason. And my taste buds have definitely evolved to liking veggies and fruit more. And sometimes I look at kids and think “what the hell is happening.” But there’s no way 28 is “old.” Nope, not old. We’re wise now. Well… wiser. I’m sure in ten years I’ll look back and think “What the hell was I even talking about?” And shake my head at my past self. But I’m not there yet.
So instead, I want to share twenty-eight things I wish I had known before turning 28 this year. I decided to split these bits of life advice into 4 categories for those like myself who prefer lists and “bite-sized” information with some explanations mixed in. I have your basic basics, all about social media, what I’ve learned in love and relationships, and some money and career advice I think will help just about anyone. These are just some things that have helped me and apply to my life; it may not apply to yours and that’s okay! Take what you need, and leave what you don’t.
Last week I did a round up of gifts that I gave for this past Christmas. Today I wanted to again do something I’ve never done before! I got a few things I asked for on my 2020 wish list plus a few things that I didn’t that I absolutely love. I also went ahead and looped in some of my birthday gifts as well since I knew they might make an appearance being my birthday is exactly a week after Christmas. I think sharing these kinds of lists will maybe give you some ideas for next year or for birthdays or for those times when you see something that you just have to share with someone. So let me break down some of my favorite items that I was gifted during Christmas 2020 for you!
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