What happens in high school, stays in high school…thank goodness!

I’m very happy to be joining the team here at Nerdy Chicks Rule, especially because, to me, being nerdy has been a way of life. I’ve always been nerdy. It’s my gift, it’s my curse. (For those of you too young to remember, that’s a reference to a late 90s TV show called Millenium.)

When I was in high school, I was the nerdiest kid in my school, probably the nerdiest kid in the state, possibly the nerdiest kid on the Eastern Seaboard. And I would’ve given ANYTHING – my right hand, my firstborn child – to be anything but nerdy. Yeah, I never had to study for anything and I still graduated at the top of my class – but I got made fun of constantly. Yeah, I got into every college I wanted and was swimming in scholarship money – but I got excluded from all the cool parties. And at the time, it was the ridicule and parties that seemed more important to me. But as I grew older, I realized that what happens in high school, stays in high school – all those things that I felt I’d traded off because of my innate nerdiness… eventually came to me anyway, and no one cares that I didn’t have them in high school. Now, I’m not only invited to the party, I’m often the guest of honor. Now, not only do I not get made fun of, I sometimes set the trend! And believe it or not, that didn’t happen because I got less nerdy – it happened because of my nerdiness. Because I use my brain, my life is better. And now, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

All my best,

Sudipta

3 comments on “What happens in high school, stays in high school…thank goodness!

  1. Well said! Thank you for letting me share this with my facebook friends;)

  2. kathyerskine says:

    So true, Sudipta! Thanks for sharing.

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