It’s always fascinated me how excited we get over a TV show or movie or celebrity and how that becomes what we live our lives by. Maybe it is because of how those things make us feel and how an actor can portray a character that is so relatable for someone else and they feel like a close friend. For some it’s books, for others it’s movies and shows. I’m taken to other places through movies and through TV shows like others are through reading books. We are influenced by what is around us and for some that is learning quotes from a character we like and feel like we relate to, or having infinite knowledge of whatever we are passionate about. For me, it’s about fully immersing myself in whatever it is that I am into at the moment. Throughout the years it’s been Back to the Future (still into that by the way), Friends (also still into that) and Glee, which will always have a special place in my heart. Well, my point with all of this is to show that we all have things that keep us sane, help us get through life, teach us lessons and those can be different for each person, but for many it’s TV and movies.
Over spring break, I went to one of those events for nerds and that is the Fan Expo in Dallas, TX. It’s pretty much like comic-con, but a little smaller. I got to meet and interact with people that were the ultimate nerds and fans of sci-fi, superheroes, and comics. I thought I was a nerd and I mean, I am, but I wasn’t dressed up in cosplay or asking questions in the celebrity panels, I was taking it all in and remembering because it’s an experience that doesn’t happen all the time. I enjoy it, but going to things like that make me realize that while I am a nerd and super into a lot of things that are usually at those events, I am not into them in the capacity that many others are. I would geek out if it was Back to the Future or Star Trek, but other stuff, I just enjoy it and have fun. I actually got to have fun on my spring break for once and it’s interesting how the fun stuff always goes by the fastest. The best moments are always the most fleeting and I thought this week was going to go by slowly, but it actually whizzed by. I can’t believe it’s already almost the middle of April. Anyway, I guess where i’m going with all of this is that I wanted to explain my last week and say that things have been a little less stressful this week and I’m figuring out how to get by without stressing out as much and that I had a fun time at a Fan Expo and got to be a nerd and feel included in my love for TV shows and movies. What did everyone else do over their spring break?