I am a geek and not ashamed. I use to be. Around the time I hit puberty was when I tried to hide my 'geeky' side. As a geek, you never really stop being a geek when you feel ashamed or embarrassed. At least for me. I would hide it so that I would avoid the constant judging or teasing. I actually became more goofy when I was around people and then once I was alone or with really close friends, I could be a geek then. But some may wonder why I consider myself a geek. Well, I will explain...
It is not because I wear glasses. It is not because I find sci-fi interesting because I actually dislike sci-fi. My geekiness wants nothing to do with science -- I failed in the majority of my science classes. LOL! However, technology was where my brain was! I loved computers since I could remember. I loved video games. I love action-adventure movies which includes Marvel and some DC comics. In fact, when I found out I was having a boy in 2019, I actually texted my friend about the excitement of being able to play video games again! LOL! Of course, her response was, 'oookkk'. I work full-time on an IT Help Desk. I do not like fixing computers although I could. I do not like computer programming although I could. I enjoy helping others learn more about technology and how it helps them in their daily lives when used properly. So, my geekiness is unique to me -- and that is why I say I am a geek.
I believe we all have something that we get 'geeked' about so for me, that means everyone is a geek in their own unique way. This is why there should be no shame in having a super favorite or something that makes you enthusiastic when you participate in it. I get enthusiastic when I read books -- either by myself or to my son. I love volunteering and showing kindness to others in unique ways. I love being a mom and learning more about this updated journey of motherhood. I get enthusiastic when I watch PBS cartoons with my son and I learn something new from that cartoon. I encourage everyone to never be ashamed to learn more and dive deeper into your expertise; especially if that gives you joy. Enjoy being a geek!
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