I’m a homebody that has wanderlust. I hate going out but I hate staying in. I’m a teacher that abhors being in front of a crowd. I’m a ball of contradictions.
I do like to travel. I like to cook. I love to eat. I collect vinyl records. I obsess over music. I rather be reading a history book instead of writing this. I would move to Edinburgh or Florence in an instant. I can sit in a movie theater all day and watch movies (and, yes, I would pay for each one). I enjoy everything about comic cons but the crowds, so I suffer through them. I’m a history major who became a computer science teacher.
I have a supportive wife who has become my rock. I have palindromic rheumatism, which is a form of rheumatoid arthritis (you can read posts about it here and here). Some days I can move fine, other days my joints feel as if they are being torn apart. It has hindered how much cooking (especially labor heavy cooking) I can accomplish. Mrs. Nola Nerd has never let me get depressed and even though cooking used to be a passion, she reminded me that I do have other passions that don’t need as much from my body. And I thought she was the perfect woman before my diagnosis.