Sunshine Blogger Award (+ tags)

Another special blog award! I have to admit, every blog award I get makes me feel so good about this blog, like I’m on the right path. Special thank you to Merlin at Merlin’s Musings! They nominated me a couple of weeks ago for the Sunshine Blogger Award. For great posts on anime, books, and games, be sure to check out Merlin’s Musings! Thanks again for the nomination, Merlin! On to the questions…

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The Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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5 Budget Friendly Board Games Perfect for Thanksgiving

5 Budget Friendly Board Games Perfect for Thanksgiving

If you’re participating in The Nerdy Girlie’s 5 Fandom Friday, you may have noticed a few of us have made some DLC’s (downloadable content) to complement the already lengthy blog prompt list courtesy of The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick. You can check out my first DLC for 5 Fandom Friday at the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack) and my second DLC here at  GG2 Pack!

While this post doesn’t follow one of the prompts mentioned above, I think this is the perfect opportunity to present five board games that are perfect for Thanksgiving in two weeks. Whether you need something family friendly for extended family or something with a little more spice for your not-so-family-friendly Friendsgiving, this list has got you covered.

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Spoilers! Mental Health Update

Spoilers! Mental Health Update

It’s been a rough couple of months, my friends.

I’ve recently been diagnosed with depression. I shouldn’t have found it as shocking as I did, but here we are. After uncovering my stuck points and working on my triggers, I have found depression lurking under the surface of my PTSD and anxiety. I am back in therapy full time to tackle these new obstacles, and, I’m not going lie, I am struggling.

Depression and anxiety have been weighing me down. October was an anniversary of trauma but also the anniversary of the best day of my life. I’ve felt pulled in different directions. I’ve questioned myself, my career, my friendships/relationships, and my social media presence. I have struggled with trying to find what is right for me while also trying to discern actual unhappiness and fulfillment from my depression and anxiety. So far, I haven’t been successful.

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I want to focus on what I haven’t questioned, too, though. I have never questioned my marriage. I have never questioned going to the gym. I have never questioned going to therapy. I have never questioned my blog or YouTube channel. Those things genuinely make me happy every day. I wish I had more time to give the attention to the things that make me happy.

I’m going to be focusing more on myself, more so than I have ever before. I’m making this an accountability post of sorts. From now on, I’m going to eat better without obsessing over the number on the scale. My goal is to be stronger. I’m going to do things that make me happy. I’m going to find fulfillment in hobbies that aren’t my career. I’m going to make peace with my path changing and my journey taking a route I’m not familiar with. I’m going to focus on my mental health so I can be my best self for me and my husband. I’m going to make time to spend with him and our dog.

October is behind me. November has better things coming my way. I’m putting it into the universe and manifesting the rest of 2019 to be better. 

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Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine Full Body

Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine Full Body

Catherine is by far one of the weirdest yet most addicting games I have ever played. I wanted it as soon as it came out simply because I’m all for choice-making games and puzzles that make you think. It’s definitely not for kids though as innocent as puzzles sound. I’m sure by now you know how much I love a good romance, but you know what spoils it? A love triangle. So… who will you choose? Katherine or Catherine? — A Geeky Gal, Saturday Suggestion – Game: Catherine (2014)

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10 Ways to Practice Real Self Care

10 Ways to Practice Real Self Care

We’ve talked about burn out, and we’ve even talked about self care for geeks and gamers, but today, I’m about to get very honest with you about real self care. There’s no Lush bath bombs or cute animal face masks here. It’s just me and my  journey to finally figuring out what makes me personally feel the best. It probably shouldn’t have taken this long, but here we are!

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The Geeky Childhood Tag (+ tags)

The Geeky Childhood Tag (+ tags)

Michelle at A Geek Girl’s Guide came up with this nostalgic tag. You can check out her post here! With Thanksgiving coming up in a few weeks, I’ve been missing my family down in Alabama. This tag seemed perfect to look back on some fond memories. Thanks for coming up with this tag, Michelle!

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Where did your geek come from? Parents? Siblings? Destiny? My mom has told me that I get a lot of it from her which I believe! She introduced me to video games and has always supported me being a geek! That includes going into Hot Topic to find me InuYasha shirts, hunting down anime movies, and (sometimes obscure) video games.

The First Geeky Thing You Got Into – Reading! I may have gotten my first game at six-years-old, but I really got into reading during that time, too. Harry Potter really helped my love of reading blossom. Being able to visit Harry Potter World in Orlando as an adult was an amazing treat, and I can’t wait to go back.

Favorite TV Show as a Kid – I used to watch a ton of Digimon and Pokemon as a kid. We lived out in the country and didn’t really have many channels on cable, but we did get Digimon on Saturday mornings! Gatomon quickly became my favorite. She is such a cutie!

Favorite Movie as a Kid – Hands down, it’s gotta be Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. My cousins and I were all about some Power Rangers and I literally wore out the VHS tape for this movie. Not only did I wear out the VHS tape, but I also went as the pink ranger two Halloween’s in a row. I was mildly obsessed.

Favorite Video Game as a Kid – If I was playing solo, I preferred Spyro the Dragon. If I was playing with cousins, I really liked 007: Nightfire for the Gamecube. It was one of the more fun multiplayer games we played at sleep overs that featured female playable characters that were badass.

Favorite Book as a Kid – Any book from Shel Silverstein. I have always loved poetry and enjoyed expressing myself through it. My mom bought me several of Silverstein’s books, but most of you have probably heard of Where the Sidewalk Ends. Fantastic books for all ages in my opinion.

Favorite Memory as a Kid – Pretty much any family holiday get together is a favorite memory of mine. My mom’s family has always been close so seeing my cousins for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas felt like a big party every year. There was always good food but there was also a lot of story-telling and laughs.

A Character You Looked Up To as a Kid – Hermione Granger. We’re both nerds when it comes to school and homework, but Hermione was so smart, brave, and took no bullshit. I wanted to be just like her.

A Character That Scared You as a Kid – Pretty much every bad guy from Courage the Cowardly Dog terrified me. Some notable ones that I still think about: Freaky Fred, King Ramses, and Katz. *shivers*

Michelle’s Questions:

  1. Where did your geek come from? Parents? Siblings? Destiny?
  2. The First Geeky Thing You Got Into
  3. Favorite TV Show as a Kid
  4. Favorite Movie as a Kid
  5. Favorite Video Game as a Kid
  6. Favorite Book as a Kid
  7. Favorite Memory as a Kid
  8. A Character You Looked Up To as a Kid
  9. A Character That Scared You as a Kid

Nominations:

Anyone who reads this tag!

Are you taking on The Geeky Childhood Tag? Tell me in the comments!

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