Seriously Geeky Sundays: Family

Oh, crap… It’s Mother’s Day here in Canada. I should probably contact my mom in some form after this, eh? I’m not even sure what year it is anymore so I’m sure she’ll understand. Plus I can pull the corona card to avoid a rushed visit. Ha! But yeah, family.

Family is a bit of a, um, “complex concept” for me. I’ll spare the drama details, but I only have my parents and my two cats to call family. Just because you’re related to people by blood doesn’t mean you have to refer to them as family. Sometimes you just gotta let go of the toxic people who don’t really want you in their lives. Besides, true friends who become like family are infinitely more awesome than forced blood ties. I’m grateful to have quite a few of those cool true friends, both online and offline. Thank you ❤

The awesome Heather over at Just Geeking By started a series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about the family thing. Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.

So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s familia realted questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!

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THE LONGING To Be a Gamer Again

Ugh. I’ve been in quite the video game playing slump this year. So far in all of 2020 I’ve managed to play a grand total of 42 minutes across various games I did enjoy playing at one time (unless Pokemon GO counts but that’s a story for another article). This is very, very unlike me… someone who’s been obsessed with playing video games for almost the entire 3 decades I’ve been alive on this planet.

I’m not exactly sure WTF is wrong with my inner gamer lately, but I have a feeling it’s a depression related block. I own tons of video games I was once excited to play, but every time I sit down to play something it feels like I’ve been kicked in the stomach and I just… can’t. I will say I have some troubled online history and a falling out with a close friend with whom I always used to talk about my gaming journeys with. Yep. Not being completely over that yet might have something do with it. Feelings seriously suck.

Time marches on, waits for no one, and I refuse to accept that I’m not a gamer anymore. I need to find something to renew my own personal interest in video games and I think THE LONGING (I’m not all caps styling this anymore) is just what I need to play right now. You might even say that I’m longing to be a gamer again. See. That’s totally a sign from the universe!

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