The reason why this blog is named what it is:
I am a nerd. " 'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis, 'tis true." Bonus points if you can tell me where that quote came from. But really, I don't mind being a nerd. It's who I am. I believe the beginning of becoming who you want to be is embracing who you already are. I like being intelligent. I like knowing things like random facts about Lady Jane Grey (the fact that she even exists may be a random fact to some), how to conjugate Spanish verbs and what mitosis really is. I can enjoy school and often by the end of July I'm ready to go back.
I am more than a "knowledge nerd," if you will. I am also a book nerd. First class. I have loved books for as long as I can remember, and some of them have become my best friends (not that I don't have real friends... *ahem* I do). I love reading a book and really getting to know the characters. To understand why Katniss sacrifices herself for her family and why Liesel pours herself into the words. All of those stories become part of mine.
But anyway, that's why. I am a nerd and I am proud of it. to quote the wonderful John Green: “Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that
you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be
thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that
matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' "
PS: The quote. It's from Hamlet. Because I'm sure you care.
PPS: Longer post soon, I promise!