This article is brought to you by the eleventh Blaugust 2020 Promtapalooza topic presented by the awesome blogger Krikket over at Nerd Girl Thoughts: Tell us about your physical creative space, and how it influences your content creation.
Side note: Oops! Was so NOT planning to take a hiatus in the middle of Blaugust, but it is what it is. I got my prompt up on time, though! I’m happy about that.
Life has taught me my mental health needs to come first (and rather harshly, I might add), else I’ll pay for it dearly if I keep letting my feelz snowball into bad behaviors. I do intend to answer all of the prompts still, it’s just going to run over into a, uh, Bleptember…?
Whatever! I honestly don’t care about my brain’s drama anymore.
Back to this prompt! I am both blessed and cursed with a creative space all to myself. I’ve lived on my own since I was 18 years old. In fact, I remember apartment shopping with my parents before I was even finished high school. I was so freaking excited to get out on my own.
I’m 31 now, and while the apartment location has changed a few times, I’m still living alone and surrounded by all the geeky video game things I love. And I guess I’m not totally alone. My two cats have been living with me for 10 years and hopefully many more.
My apartment is literally my fortress of solitude and all my space. Very, very few other humans get invited here. My parents, my two BFFs, an ex-dude-friend who couldn’t grasp what me being asexual means (he ‘s been banned for life), and my landlord when he fixes stuff are the only other humans who’ve been inside my apartment IRL.
I am very grateful for this space and have very little desire to leave it when I’m not working. Yep! I was apparently designed to survive a pandemic and have been living the social distancing life long before I knew what coronaviruses were.
My apartment is an inspiring space to create content to my heart’s content (bonus blog points for using a homograph both ways in the same sentence, right?), but it can also get really lonely sometimes. That’s why I’m extra grateful for the online communities I’ve been welcomed into because of content creation! Even for introverts, too much time left alone to think can be a bad thing.
I’ll leave off with a gallery of some of the geeky shrines located in my solitary gamer cave.
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