The first reaction I always have when I see that phrase is “2-4-6-0-1″…. so, that tells you something about me (or at least one of my interests/geek-doms).
Who am I?
That can be a very deep and complex question… but I’ll stick with the “easy” answers!
I am a writer, reader, and dreamer.
Writing is my passion and my focus. I am currently working on a fantasy-novel and have tried my hand in the past at short-stories, sermons, essays, academic papers and poems. For that matter, I’ve also written manuals, newsletter bulletins, job-descriptions and mission statements. While I enjoy some forms of writing more than others, the truth is that if I am getting to play with words — finding ways to describe things and convey information on the page — I am going to be happy. I work a full time job, so my personal-writing has to happen in between the 8-5 grind. I often spend my lunch-break writing, and then find time on the weekends to commit to my writing.
I’m a Geek, Nerd, and Dork (yes, I claim all three). Passionate Geeks was born out of my interest in expanding people’s understanding of what it might mean to be a “Geek,” and because I feel like too often many of us aren’t given the chance to share those special geekdom’s that really hold our passion.
I have an MA in Religion and a BA in History and I love to research things. There are certain eras and areas that hold my interest but I will happily dig into pretty much any realm of the past. If a religion topic comes up I will likely start geeking out. If you put the history and the religion together (which they often can do quite easily) well… I will probably have something to say. 🙂
Much of my work-life has been in education – early-childhood, after-school programming, and youth work. I have worked within daycare centers, churches, non-profit organizations, as a nanny, and in home-school co-ops. I am an educator, and don’t think it’s something I could stop doing even if I wanted to.
I have a deep passion for history, and reading, and writing. I’ve also enjoyed baking (with the added challenge of being gluten-free!) and sewing and beading. Sometimes I pretend to be crafty (I can crochet! and sew! and make little journals!) but usually I stick with the written word as my art form. I’m interested in genealogy, and old-stuff in general (collect old books, collect old photographs, dream about collecting old furniture and even older books). Also, sometimes I get into a bit of a ramble.
So, in a kind of large nutshell – that’s me 🙂
[More “About Me,” Written for “Blogger University”]
I have friends with food blogs, dessert blogs, lifestyle blogs, personal reflection blogs, business blogs, travel blogs…. I like to write, and though I spend much of the year without time to really blog, I like the idea of trying! So here it is… updates to reflect my eclectic life. A little bit of whatever may be catching my attention in life at the moment.
For a time I was updating sporadically, but have settled into a more consistent schedule. It might be a reflection, it might be something I’m writing, it could be a project I’ve undertaken, or it could just be some pictures I’ve taken (I seem to have a fascination with the sky these days). What can I say, I called this blog “eclectic” for a reason!