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,