Friday, January 8, 2016

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Ways I've Evolved in 2015

Are you NEW to 5 Fandom Friday? Welcome and come join along! 5 Fandom Friday was created by myself and Super Space Chick in October of 2014, as a way to get all of our blogger friends keeping on task each week, building a community with our fellow bloggers and connecting with new and old friends once a week! We choose the topics, you do the writing! Let's get inspired together!
2015 was the biggest year of my life. It was a year full of things I never imagined happening to me. Good {SDCC panel, all the music and writing} and bad {divorce and Tinder}. I grew more in this year than I have in my entire life. All of you nerds reading this deserve the biggest thank you for commenting, texting and emailing me with all of your love and support. I could never express how much that all means to me. I wouldn't be writing this right now with out all of you!
1. I found me. It took making the biggest decision of my life, leaving my husband, to begin to find me. It took nearly the entire year, a leap of faith and leaving LA to discover Denver and being surrounded by amazing women to finally figure out who I am and want to strive to be. I’m stronger than I ever thought I could be, I’m ready to develop my career and live outside my comfort zone.
2. I found my true friends. Liz was there with me from the beginning. But I’ve discovered amazing friends this year who have become family. Who I cannot wait to see, hug and chat with. Who have all given me different things: love, support, honesty, hugs, hand holds and cuddles.
3. I found my writing voice. The moment I decided to change my life, my creativity was jolted. I wanted to write. I never wanted to stop writing my heart out. Being honest and hopefully inspiring. I want to share what I’m going though so that maybe someone can relate and we can begin to help each other heal. I am hoping that is what will happen with my book 100 Cups Of Coffee.
4. I found my own strength. I’ve never thought of myself as a strong person. I have a lot of strong people in my life. Maybe that is why I didn’t think myself one. They surrounded me, so I didn’t need to be. Now I need to be. Dealing with my first major car accident, bills, job searching and moving half way across the country all on my own. I HAD to push through it all. And I did. All of you cheering me on the entire time made it bearable. So thank you.
5. I found out that I can wait for love. Nine months ago I was so ready to be loved in a way that I could feel. By anyone. I thought I found a few who could do it. In the end they couldn’t. That hurt. But I am happy to have put myself out there and discover what I truly want out of a future partner. Now I’m in a place where I’m ready to take it slow. Day by day. To continue to settle myself in my own life and THEN be ready for that person to love me. I am also proud that this is now number five on my list and not number one.

WOW. I LOVED writing this. I needed to write this. To finally reflect on truly how far I've traveled in 2015. Thank you again nerds for being there for me! I LOVE YOU! And I cannot WAIT to read your stories! Make sure to share them in the comments below and on Twitter so I can give you a RT!


March 20th: My Comfort Films

May 29th: 5 Fictional Characters You Most Identify With

June 5th - Comic Book Heroes You Would Like To See With Their Own Series Or Movie via @JaymFace
June 12th - Favorite Fictional Fathers
June 19th - Characters With My Favorite Fictional Closet

July 10th - Five Spinoffs I'd Like To See Get Made 
July 31st - Five Fictional Pets I'd Like To Adopt -  via Sara Richey 

August 14th - Fandom Phrases
August 21st - Crossovers That Would Make My Heart Explode
August 28th - Geeks Who Inspire Me

September 4th -  5 Fandom Deaths I’m Still Upset About…SPOILERS!
September 11th - 5 Broadway Roles I'd Love To Play via @n_williams316
September 18th - 5 Favorite Things About Autumn 

October 2nd - People You Want on Your Side During an Apocalypse (Kendall Ashley)
October 9th - Favorite Fictional Teachers (Heather Q - Beyond the Aisle)
October 16th - Things I Love About Halloween
October 23rd - Characters I Want to Dress Up as for Halloween
October 30th - Favorite Halloween Episodes of TV Shows

November 13th - Favorite Seasonal Foods
November 27th - Black Friday NEEDS 

December 4th - Holiday Recommendations
December 11th - Christmas Wishlist
December 18th - Holiday Traditions
December 25th - Holiday Decorations

January 15th - 5 Ways You Are Going To Take Chances In 2016
January 22nd - Favorite Ways to Netflix and Chill
January 29th - Favorite Late To The Game TV Discoveries

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Liz Tailor said...

Thank you for sharing this!!! What a journey you've been taking and i'm sure will continue to take in 2016! It's brave to step away from comfort and also brave to step towards something infinitely better. Can't wait to read the book!!! ;)

Joie_Fatale said...

I'm so glad for, and, proud of you Megan!!!
You kicked 2015's butt, and made it your year for you, by you! Thank you for always sharing your story on here! It's encouraging, and you're one of my "Big Damn Heroes!" ;)

Megan Gotch said...

Joie. Thank you so much babe. That last statement means the world to me. You are one of my BIG DAMN HEROS too! I love you babe! xx

Megan Gotch said...

Thank you so much Liz that means so much! I'm so happy to be sharing and glad you like reading! Happy New Year! xx

Mallory @ bad.wolf.brunch said...

I loved this prompt too! Looking back really makes you appreciate what all was accomplished! Here's to an even better 2016! xx Mal @

Krispy said...

You've had a whirlwind year, but I'm so glad it led you to so much self-discovery and new friends and adventures. I'm also glad to have been at least a little part of that! xoxo Here's to 2016!

Alice - The Geeky Burrow said...

Love that you shared your cups of coffee with us! Tinder still scares me :) Wish you a wonderful 2016!!

Joie_Fatale said...

Love you too!!! <3

Megan Gotch said...

Thank you Alice. I oh so love sharing my adventures with you all. Tinder is ok! Don't be nervous! Happy New Year babe! xx

Megan Gotch said...

I am so happy to have you in my life girl! Thank you for being such an amazing friend! Happy New Year! xo

Kay said...

Enjoy life out in Denver Megan! I can't imagine how stressful 2015 must have been in so many ways, but I feel like you have handled it all in such a positive manner - just speaks volumes about what a lovely person you are. Also, I'm so excited for your 100 Cups of Coffee book! Enjoy all that 2016 brings!

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