Monday, July 25, 2016

Figuring Out My Place In Time And Space: FOMO

How does it feel to miss your very first San Diego Comic Con in 8 years?

Like shit.

Everyday I went back and forth as to wether or not I should/could attend.
Geeks Go Glam 2015 hosted with Liz Giorgi.

My ticket arrived in mail and I was like I can go!

Nickelodeon announced a 90's themed booth and panels and I was like I can go!

The rest of The Nerdy Girlie team will be there and I was like I can go!

Then I started pricing out my trip to my brother's wedding in Seattle at the beginning of August and I was like, I can't go. When you start adding up flight, hotel, food, and of course I would want to buy all the things, that TIMES my brother's wedding would be just too much. And mostly importantly it would be irresponsible.

I'm able to get by financially every month. I can splurge a bit on little things here and there and I have a decent amount in my savings. But I want to keep it that way and with my new job, the wedding and ALL the bills, I thought it was the adult decision not to go.
My first SDCC in 2009 with my first con exclusive!

Did it hurt? Of course! All of my favorite people in my favorite place and I wasn't. But what is more important in life? To me after everything I went through with my divorce last year, it is finical and personal independence.

I still want to grow my blog and by writing for Blastr's Fangrrl site, I'm hoping that will come sooner than later. It has been four years now since I began The Nerdy Girlie. Finally getting paid to do my two favorite things, writing and photography is a dream come true. I just need to remember, that I just started doing both and that things take time.
But guess what? This weekend wasn't a total bust. My best girls took me out for pie. The gang met up for dinner and drinks and Ocean Eyes took me to Estes Park and we marathoned Stranger Things. I also tried on my bridesmaid's dress for my brother's wedding and I'm starting to get excited about it. I've never been to Seattle and Ocean Eyes is coming too! It will be a wonderful trip.

I keep saying this, but I need to focus on my memoir 100 Cups Of Coffee. Now that I've gotten you nerds through SDCC 2016. I need to do just that. So it's time to recoup and do another blog break.

Now I need to ask you guys a favor: What do you guys want out of The Nerdy Girlie?

I write for you and me. But I want to make sure that even with all of my personal pieces, that I am still giving you all something you look forward to reading. I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you! It is so therapeutic. I just want to make sure you guys are getting something out of reading my posts. So what follows is a little survey. Fill it out if you want to :)

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I'm not sure how long the break will be, but I do know that I will be applying for SDCC 2017 press and I will see you guys there next year! Hope everyone had a great time and don't forget to enter our 4th Blog-iversray giveaway! Thank you nerds!! xx

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Nerdy Girlie 4 Year Blog-iversary + Giveaway!

Is it a coincidence that my blog-iversary always ends up around San Diego Comic Con?!

No. No it is not!

I started this blog four years ago because I fell in love with everything SDCC. The city, where I lived, the panels, the swag, the celebs. But I soon found out it wasn't about any of those things. Those things were great and made Comic Con what it is, but my SDCC is about my friends.

  • If it wasn't for SDCC I wouldn't have started this blog.
  • I wouldn't have my best friends.
  • I wouldn't have the courage to write my words.
  • I wouldn't be living in Denver.

SDCC started it all for me in 2009 and I didn't even know it. It changed my life in a good way. It let me express myself and it's helped me grow as a person and find life long friendships.

So even though I won't be with you all at Comic Con 2016, I'll be dreaming of next year and continuing to be happy I FIGURED OUT MY PLACE IN TIME AND SPACE.

I have a giveaway for you all to help celebrate the occasion, but first my top four things that have happened since starting this blog!
1. Finding my friends. Through this blog, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Female Geek Blogger G+ group, we have found each other. I am so grateful for each and every one of you. I can't believe I get to be apart of such a fun, loving and caring group of nerds!

2. Finding my voice. I've never really struggled in my life before. I had it easy. But when I decided to get a divorce, easy was no longer an option. And I'm grateful for it. It helped me live the life I dreamed of living and it helped me find my true and honest voice. 100 Cups of Coffee wouldn't have happened either and I'm so proud of what it is becoming!
3. Being brace in the face of the unknown. This past year or so has been rough. Thank you for being there every step of the way and helping me through. With comments, tweets, emails and texts. You are amazing!
4. Being on a San Diego Comic Con panel. After SDCC brought all the happiness into my life. It came back full circle and I finally sat up on the stage of the place I had been going to for seven years. Thank you Comic Con and Tony Kim for making that dream come true.

NOW for the giveaway! I have a bunch of nerdy stuff to send your way so enter below!
Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Twilight goodies. Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide To Saving The World! Jordandene is giving away one of her and I's colab shirts!!

2 candles from Geek Girl Scents!
2 awesome limited edition #SDCC sticker from Crash Boom Designs!!

Thank you nerds! I LOVE YOU!!! xx

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Don't forget our San Diego Comic Con Photo Hunt begins today at SDCC Preview Night! Have fun for me nerds!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Your San Diego Comic Con Playlist 2016

Today is the day! A LOT of you nerds are on a jet plane to SDCC 2016! Call me jealous! BUT you and I both can listen to this awesome San Diego Comic Con playlist that The Music Maven put together for us all!

Listen to it here on Spotify now!
Make sure you are following The Music Maven, The Gamer Geek and Nerd on the Run during SDCC this year. They will be tweeting, Insta-ing and blogging all about the con for me and of course participating in our SDCC Instagram Photo Challenge! Make sure to say HI if you see them around SDCC and Nerd HQ!

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