Embracing Your Fantasy Nerd Self

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Welcome, Fantasy Nerds! It’s no secret that we are proud of our weird and nerdy personalities, but that wasn’t always the case. We wanted to write this post for all our fellow nerds out there, especially the ones who are a bit shy about their weirdness. We think being weird and nerdy are exceptional qualities! We hope this post will inspire you to really let your true self shine. So here are some reasons to embrace your weirdness, and tips to do so!

You Make Others Comfortable Embracing Their Weirdness

Have you ever had an experience where someone you didn’t know well mentioned an interest that you shared? I bet it made you instantly feel connected to them and started up a whole nerdy, excited conversation about your shared fandom or hobby. If that person hadn’t been a little vulnerable in sharing who they were, you may not have discovered the things you had in common. Sharing your own weirdness gives those around you permission to share their own weirdness too. 

So the next time you get the opportunity to share a nerdy interest of yours, just slip it into the conversation and see what happens! Maybe that person will share your obsession, or maybe they will divulge their own different nerdy interests. Even if someone hasn’t read my favorite book series or played my favorite video game, mentioning it often leads to us finding another common interest, and we usually both walk away with great new recommendations!

You Make Quality Friendships

When I think about my favorite people, they are always weird and nerdy people. I’m willing to bet if you are reading this, you feel that way too. So get out there and find your tribe of amazing, weird people! The only way to do that is to embrace your own weirdness. By revealing your true self, you will make quality friendships with like-minded people, instead of shallow friendships with the “cool” people. I’d take a genuine nerdy friendship over a group of fake friends any day. If you are nervous, just think about the qualities that embody your favorite people, and remind yourself that others are looking for friends with those qualities too! Your nerdy interests are part of what makes you, you, and can show a lot about yourself to another person!

You Will Be Less Stressed

Trying to be someone you’re not can lead to a lot of stress in your life. It can be freeing to just accept your weirdness and share it with the world. It can also be scary, and you always run the risk of meeting people who don’t vibe with you, but most people will accept you for who you are. If they don’t, they probably weren’t worth stressing over anyway. Let go of what others may think of you, don’t let their opinions dim the flame of who you are.

Final Thoughts

Always be yourself! We know it can be difficult, but you will have the best quality of life by being exactly who you are. You will attract the kind of people you want in your life, and it’s important to surround yourself with people who love and support you for who you are! You’ll also have the peace of mind knowing you live your life the way that makes you happy, and being yourself is the best way to achieve that. If anyone judges you for that, they have no place in your life. There are a lot of incredible, creative, nerdy, and weird people out there, and the only way to find them is to be yourself!

Be strong, be confident, and love yourself!

Looking for a community of like-minded Fantasy Nerds? Join our Facebook group! It is a safe place for discussions, sharing writing, and everything nerdy! We are here to support each other on our journeys!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cleverandwtf.fantasynerds

Thank you so much for reading! Do you have any tips for embracing your weirdness? Let us know in the comments below!

-Clever&WTF

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