I wasn’t an eager graduate. I wasn’t dying to get into the real world. I was much less optimistic about the transition than I am today. So, I wrote this note a couple of weeks before graduating about how I wanted the world to be. And if anyone else is pessimistic, then know you aren’t alone. But also that, as I’ve gone on, I’ve discovered you can find a way to shine through the obstacles. I’ve seen that many of my fears are not substantiated by what I witnessed or experienced. I saw talent being celebrated in interviews, including my own. I’m still waiting for my big break– and all the little breaks before that– but I’m waiting happily.
Geeks have always lived on the fringes. In schools, they were not part of the popular groups, in fact, they were shunned and laughed at. It didn’t help that they were socially awkward. And sadly, this extended to their adult lives. However, thanks to a handful of geeks who gave us computers and social media, geekdom has finally been accepted, and in some places, celebrated.
As a child I was a geek. And as an adult geek, I still watch too many science fiction and fantasy shows. One show which I was never very fond of, but have watched the occasional reruns is Star Trek.