Welcome to my blog. This is pretty much retired, but there’s some good stuff here if I do say so myself.
This was a place to share with you, my cyber-friends, all my adventures and rants, my projects and passion, daily life and exciting new things. Part essays and reviews, part travel log, part letters to friends. Mostly just lots of thoughts about things. Naturally, everything here is subject to change and evolution.
Why is it called Geek Girl Travels, you ask?
Well, mostly, it’s just that I have a weakness for alliteration. I’m a self-described geek (among many other things), and knew I’d been geeking out a lot about a lot of things on my blog. I’m non-binary, but since I tend to be okay with female pronouns and have the aforementioned love of alliteration, using “girl” for the name works even though I don’t usually ID as a girl. Plus, it’s shorter than Geek Genderqueer (although admittedly if I’d thought of using that when I created this I probably would have gone with it).
As for the “Travels” part, my goal was to travel as much as possible before I end up settling down in any one spot. It’s been my dream for as long as I can remember, and I refused to give it up! I’d been fulfilling this by doing seasonal work (mostly housekeeping at ranches, resorts, etc) in parts of the country I’d never lived before. All my possessions were either in a storage unit (I miss my stuff!), or in my car (which was basically my “home” between work seasons). But seasonal work and constant travel is hard on the emotional stability, ya know? So now I’m tackling the whole new challenge of attempting to settle down for the foreseeable future.
And just who am I? Here, have some mix-n-match words that describe parts of me: autodidactic geek, aspiring blogger, avid consumer of media in many forms, queer introvert, passionate writer, punkrock pixie, multi-media artist, fanfiction advocate. If you’re curious to know more about any of that, just ask me!
To wrap things up, I’ll leave you with this guide to the links at the top:
The Letters are the blog posts for this journal, past and present.
The 2013 Photo-A-Day blog, on WordPress (now retired, but still online), was my basically successful attempt at Project 365.