Balancing A Geeky Life

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The diagram above is interesting and kind of cute, but I have a question for everyone. Is anyone else 2 or more of these geeks at the same time? — Thought so.  😉

I hope I’m not the only geek that feels as if I’m being tugged in several different directions when it comes to hobbies, interests, and life in general. I think as geeks we feel strongly about multiple things in life. Sure, some of us have one thing we are intensely passionate about, but geeks are most certainly multifaceted. This makes something as simple as choosing what to do on our day off a tad frustrating.

I.E.: “Should I read my new book or play that video game? Paint or go outside for a walk? Go shopping, or sketch?” – Britney’s Inner Dialogue

Why am I thinking about how to balance my life? Well, my boyfriend made a statement a couple of days ago that has my wheels turning.

He said, “It’s hard — I have to keep up with your geeky side and your girly side.”

I laughed when he said that. It’s most definitely true. The unfortunate thing for him is that those are only two sides of my multifaceted geek personality. It would be insane to try to stereotype me into any one category. In fact, it’d look something like this:

City born, country raised, video game playing, book reading, nature loving, pet addicted, painting, drawing, dancing, social drinking, culture fascinated, card game playing, make up and dress wearing, shopping fanatic, sports watching.. And ok, I give up.

Question is, how in the world does one balance the facets of their geeky personality?

To this day I am trying to figure this one out. Most of the time I end up looking like one of those people that can never stick with one hobby or see one thing through. That’s not the case at all. So far, my interests have been on a constantly revolving wheel. I spin it, pick something, go with it for a while, then spin the wheel again. It’s not as though I will never come back to it or that I’ve lost interest.

Theory #1 – The Revolving Wheel

Like I’ve said, spin the wheel to an interest, take it up, engage it, put it back, and spin again.

This is all I’ve got, folks. I’ve toyed with some other ideas.. like scheduling set times to do certain things on certain days during the week. I suppose if one was more structured that may work out.

I really want to know what everyone has to say about this. This is less of a stated piece and more or a, “Tell me what you think!” Please? Lol.

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On a girlier note, I dyed my hair. Due to Autumn rolling around, I went redder which tends to suit my paler skin and green eyes. Can anyone say Scottish? It does run in my blood, peoples. Hope y’all like it!

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Britney

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Geek Love

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Geeks and their relationships are something that I’ve mulled over quite a bit. Being a geek and also not so geeky has allowed me to date a lot of different types of guys. I’ve dated a lot of guys with different interests, hobbies, and lifestyles. This has led me to a particular conclusion.

Geeks should date geeks.

At the very least they should date those who are partially geeky in some sense. Being a geek really is a lifestyle choice. Your hobbies are generally a huge part of your life, and so it is best to be with someone that can at least relate to that or is into the same things.

I have successfully been in a relationship with someone who was very barely geeky. It was nice and I was happy for a time, but in the long run I found that we didn’t relate on a pretty large part of my life.

Think of an individual that is very much into fitness. They spend a good deal of their time and days going to the gym, biking, or running. They would most certainly need to be with someone that could relate to that, if not go out and exercise with them. It is a lifestyle choice that takes up time, and could potentially separate them from a partner that isn’t so much into fitness. I believe the same thing applies to geeks.

I’m sure us geeks have all been in that situation. You’re seeing someone. Sure, they’re attractive and so nice, but when you reference one of your favorite books, games, or movies they just don’t get the joke. Their eyes glaze over as they just blatantly stare at you wondering what in the world you’re talking about. You laugh it off and move on usually, but what it weren’t like that? What if the person lit up, understood, and could make a remark right back? That’s just something else.  🙂

Let me know what you think of my theory! I’m sure it doesn’t apply to all geeks, and there just might be partners out there that can accept the geekier side of a person. For me, however, I most definitely need to date someone who can relate to many parts of my personality and life.

 

Britney

Apologies, Sir’s and Ma’am’s!

Hello everyone! So I know I have been MIA for the past couple of weeks, but life sort of kicked in and kicked my ass the past couple of weeks.

I wanted to apologize for not being around and making posts. I especially want to thank Kelly for picking up my slack and handling things while I was away.

Long story short, I did some rearranging of my life. I am recently single, but that was a long time coming. I also moved into a new apartment with my brother and his fiance in order to get away from said ex-boyfriend.

I have to admit that I am a lot less stressed and a lot happier now that everything is over and I am settled.

Having said that, look forward to more posts from me as I will have plenty of more time to dedicate to this wonderful blog!

Thanks, everyone.  🙂

Britney