Well, well, well, here we are. After two months of planning, research, obtaining a theme, crying over how to install a theme, and creating six (and counting) different Pinterest boards on the subject? I get called into work on the one day I never do. But we’re still doing the damn thing!
First and foremost, I would like to welcome you, reader, to Geek Space Wine. If you’re curious about the name, it’s inspired by my father’s favorite Star Trek series in addition to my tendency to be terribly punny. If you are here because you followed Ave Lunette, my former blog, thank you for following me on this journey. I said in the first post on that blog that I have no clue what I am doing, and I am happy to report that is still the case!
What To Expect on GSW
Geek Space Wine is one of many things I am daring myself to do this year. I decided that for 2018, I’m not going to have a list of “resolutions”. What I resolved to have is more of a battle cry. This year, I will be forcing myself to do the things I have told myself I couldn’t, out of fear. Things like creatively putting myself out there, which I chose first to do in blog form. I have few projects and ideas in mind that I will be sharing later, so follow along if you’re curious, or want to see a train wreck. Because some of it, I am happy to report, will be! Such is the learning process. So what is Geek Space Wine going to be about? Will it differ from Ave Lunette?
For starters am no longer hiding behind a “persona”. This is me. Hello, I am Ave Kaye. I’m also going to be a lot more of “myself” meaning if you don’t like a bit of cursing, sorry. I curse, make horrible jokes, fangirl spastically, and get way too emotional about things.Expect all of that here. I am working on getting comfortable in my own skin, and I may not always come across the way I mean to. I’m constantly learning and growing and learning to love the process!
On Ave Lunette I struggled, because I was trying to have this “geek blog”, but also had an overwhelming desire to talk about mental health. Every time I posted about it, I apologized. About my mental health. The OPPOSITE of what I am teaching myself to do. For GSW I have resolved that yes, I will be talking about it, but I want to approach it in a way that is positive. I am passionate about the mental health of myself and others, and right now what I have to offer is personal experience and encouragement.
Last, but certainly not least? GEEKERY. Around the time I started Ave Lunette I was going through a lot of schedule changes, and my geeky side was severely affected. Even in my small bit of downtime, I was not making time for a side of me. So that is why I am not running a “geek blog” but a “geeky lifestyle blog”. I am a geek by lifestyle and personality, and making time for that side of me is not just important, but imperative.
So this is Geek Space Wine! Welcome, I can’t wait to get to know you cool kids and gain experience points through this blog. If you followed me over, say hello! Especially so I can make sure I’m following you, I may have missed some people in the transfer. If you’re new, hello! Are you geeky? A mental health warrior? I want to know who’s out there reading this little ol’ blog. I need friends. I so don’t have a social issue. Not at all desperate for communication while being an anxious ambivert.
Thanks for being here, it means so much. Geek Space Wine is officially launched!
Photo: Samantha Sophia