My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real

My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real

Every now and again, I get bitten by the travel bug.

And lately, my computer at work has taken to rotating through a series of beautifully tropical vacation photos on its lock screen, which really isn’t helping.

So I’ve spent a lot of this week thinking about getaways, and honestly, there are so many places I’d love to visit—both in real life, and in fantasy.

Here’s where I would travel if they were real places! Continue reading “My Fantastical Vacation: Where I’d Go If They Were Real”

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The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter

The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter

Crafters are one of those things in Final Fantasy XIV that either you love or you hate.

For many, they’re definitely a thing to hate: they take up too much room in your inventory with crafting materials, they take too long to do anything, and they’re super repetitive.

For me, though, they were a thing to love. Continue reading “The Road to 70: My Life as a Final Fantasy Crafter”

3 Video Games My Parakeet Loves

3 Video Games My Parakeet Loves

When I started my blog nearly a year ago, I started it with a very untalented logo that showed a little bird chirping about video games. Although I had to change things up a while ago (licence issues are the worst when you can’t draw), that little bird was inspired by my pet parakeet, Kiwi.

She plays a bigger role in my gaming life than you might think.

And it’s not just that she’s the basis for every gamertag I’ve ever had. Continue reading “3 Video Games My Parakeet Loves”

Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV

Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV

So you may have noticed from the Projects page here at the Girly Geek that I’m mildly obsessed with the housing aspect of Final Fantasy XIV.

Or, as Shane calls it, my better-looking Minecraft.

I thought I had everything all figured out when I started planning which couches I wanted to arrange around my fireplace. When I discovered Alice’s House Designs in Final Fantasy XIV, though, I realized I had only scratched the surface of what I could do. Continue reading “Housing Hacks for Final Fantasy XIV”

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job

When I started my job hunt back in November, I knew I was going to need a way to make myself stand out.

All I could think about was how long it had taken me to get that job—about seven months of solid searching—and this time, I was looking around Christmas time. Which is just about the worst time to try to find a job.

I had no idea if Shane and I could financially handle almost a year of only one income. We had no savings, credit card debt, and no idea how much we’d get from the system, if we got anything at all.

It was just a bit stressful. Continue reading “How Gaming Helped Me Get a Job”