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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.
Happy New Year, geeks! 2020 was hard year for all of us, and I know I’m not alone in saying that I hope 2021 is kinder and that I’m so glad 2020 is over. We’re not out of the woods yet with the pandemic, and many of us are still struggling, but I’m choosing to look forward to what else 2021 will (hopefully) give us. I hope you will too despite the hand we’ve been dealt.
In the last few years, there has been immense growth on my blog. This past year has been steady with a slight uptick in views and visitors compared to the year before last. I even gained about 300 followers! My YouTube channel also passed 150 subscribers! For someone who blogs and makes videos as a creative outlet and for fun, I feel very happy with the growth I’ve seen. I’ve had to think long and hard about what I want to focus on this year and how 2020 has shaped my future personal and blog resolutions. So let’s look at those 2021 resolutions now.
We have finally made it to the end of 2020. Back in June, I chatted about where I was at with the resolutions I made at the beginning of 2020. This year has been full of ups and downs for everyone. 2020 has by far been one of the hardest years for my blog and my mental health. I’ve had more breaks and hiatuses than planned. Regardless, I wanted to take a look at my 2020 resolutions that I set at the beginning of the year to see how far I’ve come, how my goals have changed, and what I want to work on next year! 2021 resolutions are coming January 4th! (Please let 2021 be better!)
My break gave me a fresh perspective on my blog, YouTube channel, and my personal life. I’ve made great strides towards some of these resolutions, but others have fallen to the wayside (as they do sometimes), and that’s okay!
Every year at about this time, I take a break from this wonderful blog of mine to focus on my family and friends. Right now, I’m probably chilling with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a lit Christmas tree in a cozy robe. Now that that relaxing image is in your mind, I want to let you know that A Geeky Gal is on a holiday break until December 29th. I will be back on December 30th with a look at 2020’s blog and personal resolutions.
I hope all of you have an amazing holiday season with your family and friends! See you in a week!
Hey y’all! Today I’m renovating this adorable cottagecore fixer upper from edancer33 on the Sims 4 gallery for a future family of four + cat! I had so much fun with this reno so I’ll definitely be doing this again! If you’d like to vote on YouTube videos, blog posts, & more you can support me on Patreon by becoming a member of the Geeky Gang. Check out patreon.com/ageekygal
Cottagecore Renovation for New Family // Sims 4 Speed Build
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote a post about my abusive relationship on another blog. This blog has long since been deleted as well as the posts I wrote with it. I did copy over some of my posts to an external drive that I felt may be worth sharing again one day. This drama-filled, emotional personal story was one of the ones I have kept for years, unsure if I should edit it and re-share it or let it die. It was an extremely dark, abusive, and unhealthy time in my life from the age of about fifteen to twenty. Here I am at 27, almost 28, re-reading what I wrote several years ago, fresh from my break up.
Ever since I started my “Mental Health in the Geek Community” series, I have wanted to tell the story about how fandoms helped me through this horrible break up. I have stopped myself over and over again, fearful of what wounds would be re-opened or what drama or revealed secrets would befall me. I’ve been in therapy now for about 2 years, and I think it’s finally time that I share a bit of my story about how Doctor Who helped me heal and move on from an abusive teenage relationship.
Trigger Warning: I got into detail about the abuse I endured. It’s okay if you want to skip this post. I’ll see you in the next one.