I have no problems with saying that I am a nerd.
I have constantly been somewhat nerdy, back before it was cool. I’m not saying that being a nerd is that “cool” however there are sitcoms, films, and entire conventions based around the power of being a nerd. The kids who used to be nerds are now the 1s running corporations and reinventing the internet, so the people I was with and I have a little clout. I can trace our career path back to the nerdy interest of playing Dungeons and Dragons as a teenager, although not in the way you might be thinking. I run a easily small, easily exclusive Heating, Ventilation & A/C systems company that caters to high end clients who need climate control systems that are virtually invisible. Not invisible prefer transparents, however invisible prefer the Heating, Ventilation & A/C plan and HVAC duct is installed in a way to blend in so seamlessly with the rest of the decor you would never notice it, but when the people I was with and I were teens the people I was with and I had to play D&D down in the basement, where it was moldy and muggy and there was no air conditioning at all. The home was so seasoned the HVAC duct didn’t extend into the basement, so our friends and I had to be creative when it came to being comfortable. Thankfully, 4 covered in sweat nerds were easily able to rig something up for cooling us down, however the people I was with and I also had to do it sneakily, so the parents didn’t find out. That was where our career started, and now I sneakily set up cooling systems for anyone who can afford our services.