A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: January 2021

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: January 2021

Welcome to my January 2021 recap! We’ve made it through the first month of 2021 which honestly deserves a pat on the back after everything we gone through at the start of this year in the US. But we’re not here to talk about that right now. January 2021 had some new things for the blog and I’d really like to showcase that today! With the first week of February starting, let’s take a look at the month of January here on A Geeky Gal!

Highlights

Spoilers! 2021 Blog, YouTube + Personal Resolutions

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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.

A Geeky Gal’s 2020 Yearly Recap

Last year I did my first ever yearly recap! I noticed many of you really enjoyed it so I wanted to bring it back for 2020 too! As always, there are some highlighted posts that I loved writing in 2020 as well as a few of my favorite and most viewed YouTube channel videos from this year! I included at least two top posts for each month of 2020 as I did take a couple of mental health breaks during the year. Some months saw more views than others so I included the most viewed and popular posts for those months.

Looking back at all of these posts fills me with so much gratitude and happiness despite how crummy 2020 was, and I am very much looking forward to 2021 with all of you! Let’s make next year even better!

Saturday Suggestion – Book: The Rise of Kyoshi (an Avatar, the Last Airbender Novel)

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I can’t even remember the last time I wrote a book review for my blog (if ever?). After reading The Rise of Kyoshi though, I knew I needed to take to the blog for my honest thoughts about a book based upon one of the most renowned Avatars in the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra universe. We aren’t presented with the strong and powerful Kyoshi that is revered during Avatar, the Last Airbender. We are forced back in time to the very beginning of Kyoshi’s journey before she even knows that she is the Avatar, serving and befriending the false Avatar Yun. We travel with her on a heartbreaking journey as she discovers her past, her powers, and her true self.

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A Geeky Gal’s 2020 Yearly Recap

A Geeky Gal’s 2020 Yearly Recap

Last year I did my first ever yearly recap! I noticed many of you really enjoyed it so I wanted to bring it back for 2020 too! As always, there are some highlighted posts that I loved writing in 2020 as well as a few of my favorite and most viewed YouTube channel videos from this year! I included at least two top posts for each month of 2020 as I did take a couple of mental health breaks during the year. Some months saw more views than others so I included the most viewed and popular posts for those months.

Looking back at all of these posts fills me with so much gratitude and happiness despite how crummy 2020 was, and I am very much looking forward to 2021 with all of you! Let’s make next year even better!

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A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: December 2020

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: December 2020

Welcome to my December 2020 recap! December is my shortest blog month due to my holiday break I take every year to spend time with my family. Some of us may still be filled with holiday cheer even with the New Year recently behind us, and this recap is perfect for those who want to relive the season a bit and catch up with me. With the second week of January upon us, let’s take a look at the month of December here on A Geeky Gal!

Highlights

Spoilers! We Bought A House During the Pandemic!

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Wow. It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down to write a post like this. I promised my Patrons forever ago to write about how we bought our home during the Corona Virus pandemic, and things have finally calmed down enough for me to talk about it. This was one crazy ride y’all. I’ll do my best to break it down, because this tale is full of setbacks, small wins, and more setbacks. No worries though; we are in our new home and making things work while the pandemic continues. So grab a snack and settle in for my tale of how my partner and I bought our first house and the silly stories that come with what should have been a pretty straight forward (but exciting) time in our lives.

How Doctor Who Helped Me Get Over a Break Up

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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.

Seriously Geeky Santa: 3D Modeling and A Geeky Gal Convention?!

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Heather at Just Geeking By has done it again! Along with Seriously Geeky Sundays, Heather has put together a lovely community event to play a seriously good blog version of Secret Santa. Each “Santa” gave their recipients 6 personal and unique questions to answer over on their blog. Today is the day that I get to share my answers with my Santa! I hope you all enjoy these questions as much as I enjoyed answering them! My Santa did an amazing job with these.

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A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: December 2018

A Geeky Gal Monthly Recap: December 2018

Welcome to my December recap! As you may know, I’m currently on my honeymoon at Disney World. I knew a recap would be needed so I made sure to get this post scheduled in time. With the first week of January behind us, let’s take a look at the month of December here on A Geeky Gal!

Highlights

We’re going to Disney!

 

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Monday Musings

My Current Favorite Things

Spoilers! the Geek Diaries

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5FF: Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me

5FF: Presents I Want Santa To Bring Me

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 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: the GG Pack (the Geeky Gal Pack)!

With today being the first day of December, I thought I’d do a round 2 of Presents I Want Santa to Bring Me. I’m not a hard person to shop for. In fact, I cherish just about anything. I keep every card. Every mug gets a spot in the cabinet. Every necklace gets an occasion to be worn. With that said, here’s 5 things I’m hoping to see under the tree this year! *Some affiliate links have been used. Check out my about me page to learn more about these links.

Converse

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A pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Platform Low Tops. I’m short. I love Converse. Instant Christmas present for $60!

Fitbit

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I’ve been eyeing Fitbits for a year now. I can’t decide between the Fitbit Charge 2 or the Fitbit Alta HR. Both are the same price ($149.95) and do almost the same things. I’ve been getting my weight on track since April 2017, and I’d love to have one of these to help my journey.

Target Gift Card

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A target gift card for all the clothes I’ve been seeing that I just NEED. Like sweaters and boots and cardigans and dresses and… I’ll stop. But for real, the clothes in Target call my name every time I go in. I just need permission (and money) to get my fix!

Wallet

 

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After a conversation about women’s giant wallets and being able to fit said wallet in your pocket, I found Fossil’s Emma RFID Mini Multifunction Wallet that comes in a variety or colors but this one is my favorite. Even if this one doesn’t find it’s way under the tree, it’s going to be mine on my birthday. Because “Treat yo self!”

Robe

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A cozy hooded robe… I have needed one of these ever since I experienced a real winter where it actually gets below freezing! Not to mention the hubby prefers the house a lot cooler than I do so it’d be so nice to lounge around in a fuzzy robe… This one is from VS but save half with Amazon for this one!

 

What are you asking for Santa to bring you this year? Tell me in the comments!