30DYW Days 8 & 9: Accepting and Geeky

Today is covering two days worth of words: Accepting and Geeky. Yesterday was insane for me, so I’m playing catch up again. Trying to stay on top of these things, but sometimes we just have to accept (ooh, see what I just did?) the fact that fun geeky (now I’m just stretching it) things have to wait.

How do both of these possibly have anything to do with 30 days, Your Way?
Stick with me; we’ll wander through this answer together.

I want everyone to accept the life that they are currently in. Wait, let me rephrase that, because I don’t want you complacent. I want you to accept the fact that the paradigm you are currently in is based on your choices (or those of others that have been given the control to make those choices for you – for good or naught), but I don’t want you to feel like you’re STUCK in them.

You choose to accept the situation, but only you can decide if it is a learning experience or something that you have created for yourself in order to better your tomorrows. If you do decide that this is the life path you choose to follow, and it is a healthy one that benefits your creative, mental, physical, emotional, financial, and any other checkmark you hope to achieve, I am more than delighted that you’ve acquired a level of happiness that many people will sadly never attain.

If you are however, like so many of us, searching for that better tomorrow, the healthier one, the happier one, the one where we are out of debt and out of extenuating worries that slaughter our dreams and dash our hopes, I want you to realise that it is changeable. We can change our stars. Yes, I just quoted Knight’s Tale to you. And here’s another quote that is very poignant for too many of us right now: Your worst day is only 24 hours long. Yes, granted, the scars will be carried through your life from those bad days, and no, I’m not gonna drop the “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” because let’s face it; that’s bullshit.

So what do I want you to accept exactly?
Well, you have a couple of choices – you can choose all of them, some, or none. Perhaps they inspire you to create a new set of choices that DO work for you.

You can accept that you are responsible for your emotions.
You can accept that you are responsible for the dialogue that comes out of your mind and into your fingertips and off your tongue.
You can accept that you have limitations and are only capable of doing one basic thing today: existing until a better day comes.
You can accept that there is a finite list of people who have been handed absolutely everything they actually need, while the ones who do attain their own levels of happiness do so because of the fact that they aren’t putting stock in someone else.
You can accept that today isn’t the last day to try to do something you need to do for a better tomorrow.
You can accept that not everyone in your life is wanting to see you fail; and if you only have those kind of people around you, please read these following words and know they are truth: This is not how everyone acts. You are NOT worthless. You are incredible, and do have something amazing to offer the universe. Maybe it’s your laughter that can bring smiles to other people. Perhaps it’s the fact that you are the best hugger the universe will ever know. Maybe you’ve got the brain banging around inside your skull that DOES know things, and are just around shitty people who want to bring you down and keep you locked away from the world because of their own insecurities.
Accept that today is not the last day to stop trying to be healthier. Or happier.
Maybe accepting that in order to get what you need, you have to endure a little more hell and quietly create your pathway, knowing that it will only be rotten a little while longer, in order to have a healthy, better tomorrow.

I want you to accept you do have choices, and taking the strength to hold onto the hope of a better tomorrow is all you have, and you can do that. Accept tomorrow won’t be as bad as today.
Accept that you have support.
Accept that you have untold resources at your disposal, all you have to do is look.
Accept that others have a different view than you, and that’s okay as well. You choose to engage in positive dialogues in your life – real or virtual – and how that shapes your perception of the world. DO not get caught up in shit you don’t want to be a part of. If you don’t want to be a gossip, DO NOT BE A FREAKIN’ GOSSIP. It’s literally that simple. Accept that you own your brain and tongue and fingers, and what you put out is what you are likely to receive, especially online. Garbage in, garbage out. My grade 7 teacher, Mr. Cooper, used to say that to us all the time. It’s a fact. Don’t engage the trolls. Do not allow the negative in, and set up parameters to be better than you were last week, last year, last decade and so on. Be willing to accept your faults, but accept you need to change them in order to grow into what you want to become.

If you accept these things, you will find that you are more apt to want to be healthier and make choices that will positively outcome your tomorrows.

GEEKY

Now, the geeky side of this whole 30days, Your Way is that you are not going to be limited to one type of craft or creative endeavour.

Being a geek doesn’t mean only subscribing to Batman’s Twitter posts. (and no, I don’t personally like Bruce Wayne, I’m a Marvel girl.)

Let’s take a quick peek at how the term is used for a moment.
The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a “peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward”.[1]

Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to refer to “someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake”. ~Wikipedia

Yes, there are many possible connotations to the fact that geeks are usually synonymous with nerds, but GEEK has evolved to explain more than just a silly idea, or a circus freak. Geeks run the world. We are the power players, the ones who make the deals and create the ray guns and tesla coils and the internet and computers and all those big shiny rockets that {PEW} into space and funky lil robots that create memories on Mars. Geeks get shit done.

Being a geek to me personally, means more than just that though. It encompasses my life-long devotion and love for Doctor Who. It is what keeps Supernatural running into it’s 12th (and onward!) season. It is the beautiful way that you can say simple phrases and they can conjure up vivid memories of delight (or horror) moments in someone’s mind. “I’m so, so, sorry”, and “I’m burning up a sun, just to say goodbye.” **sob** Calling a fork a “dinglehopper” instead of by it’s real name because the other person “gets” it. Giving the Fallout Boy thumbs-up sign to someone and they turn around in sudden fear, knowing what that thumbs up sign really means. Loving a fandom SO much that you name your children after your favourite characters.

This is what it means to be a geek.

So, again, Pixie, how does that relate to the 30DYW?!
Simple: I want everyone to be as happy as possible with the creative choices they are challenging themselves with, and because of that, many are choosing to do things like “Superhero Workouts” and one was even contemplating doing a creative line of perlers beads again that were in their favourite video games and such. I’m working on a comic book when I get time and my Minecraft world – which I’m delighted is coming along so nicely! I am also way deep in love with my BuJo (doubt if you’ve noticed that though, eh?) and all the fun things I can store in there.

Whatever your geeky love is, apply it toward your creative challenges! Pixel art, perler beads, pasta in the shape of Mario! You can do it! Raise that geek flag high and wave it for the world to see!

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Sera Hicks
Creative Journey Leader, Intern Supervisor, Admin, Writer at Geeks and Geeklets
Geeky Hobbit-loving Whovian. Lover of chocolate, cats, and crafty things. Writer, Creative Journey Leader. It has to be better tomorrow.