I'm a nerd. I'm a geek. And John Green got it exactly right when he pointed out that that isn't any kind of insult at all.
Which begs the question - why have I spent so much of my life feeling like it is? Why have I poured so much energy into muffling my excitement and tamping down my enthusiasm for stuff? Why so much pretending?
Thing is, there are no reasonable answers to those questions. No answers that make a real sort of sense, except the answer that I've been kind of stupid, and maybe I shouldn't do that anymore.
VanderVision Tip of the Day: If you are ashamed of your own awesomeness, you stop being awesome, and you start being sad.