Being a Nerd

I was at a networking event tonight and was asked what I did for a living. Without thought, I said that I was an Adventure Nerd. What was that?

“Adventure Nerd” came from a conversation that I had a few days ago with a friend. Not so long ago, I would have bristled about being called a nerd. When I grew up, it was NOT a complimentary term. I still have mental images from old TV shows and movies where the nerds are chased down the street, with unpleasant things happening to them when they are caught.

But now, I realize that I am one of the original nerds. And I know more Nerds – exactly one Yoga Nerd, several Sports Nerds, and city’s full of Technology Nerds, so why not an Adventure Nerd? I AM NERD!