In the interests of candor I am also a nerd and not ashamed of this fact in any way. I've watched an unfortunate number of horror movies, read constantly, love documentaries, think historical reenactment groups are pretty neat, know bizarre trivia about history, and generally think well of gloom and strange architecture.
I've recently decided to switch careers and become a teacher. It's something I've always wanted to be, and actually starting down that path feels like the most correct thing I've ever done with my life. It's amazing to look back at all the obstacles I'd let get in my way and realize how small they ultimately were. Still, no regrets, I've had an interesting life so far.
I should also mention that I have Asperger syndrome. It's not a big deal but I mention it because it's caused misunderstandings in the past. Mostly I'm terrible at non-verbal communication and reading people, and prefer people to be blunt with me.