From Geek Ergo Sum to Chilled Parent

We all change. It takes around seven years for the body to replace all the cells in the body so there is a good argument that the person I was in 2011 when I started this blog no longer exists.

This blog is Theseus’s ship.

So now it feels about the right time to acknowledge that I’m a different person. Although finding a video about the idea of identity means I’m not completely replaced.

Where my previous online identity ‘Geek Ergo Sum’ reflected where I was in life I’m not sure that is really what I am anymore. Of course I’m still a geek, but that’s not all I am.

Back then I was single, I was living in a big city and was free to do whatever I wanted. Since then I’ve got married, had two children, moved house to suburbia and started working for myself. My planks are new, and it’s been strange to look back at some of my old posts and tweets and not recognise the person who wrote them.

I geek therefore I am seems no longer applicable, and parentergosum.com has already been taken. I work in marketing so I know I need to find a series of usernames that match, and that gets harder and harder.

Luckily I was able to settle on something that tallies with my place in life, it matches my attitude to bringing up children as well the fear that I am doing enough.

Chilled.

So this is me now, for the foreseeable future, a chilled parent. I’m still a geek at heart, but my body and mind are now consumed by trying to raise children.

I don’t object to this, it is by far the most rewarding activity I have in life, but a lot of my thoughts are filtered through a parenting lens. I have little idea of what is happening on TV if it is not on Netflix Kids or Cbeebies. I can tell you about the PJ Mask’s moonbase but have no idea what’s the Handsmaid’s Tale is about.

So instead of Geek Ergo Sum I’m now Chilled Parent.

  • Relaxed about being a parent.
  • Terrified that I’m doing it wrong.
  • Waiting for bedtime so I can drink something with ice.

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Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve been thinking about this since I read it earlier in the week. I’ve been following you for awhile and saw your change. I’ve also been thinking about it in my own blog – how many iterations its gone through over the years. I’m a little embarrassed to think about it, actually. But this helps me be less embarrassed. Of could our blogs change over time: we change over time. That’s life.

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    1. It helps that I work in marketing where you are constantly facing a ‘rebrand’…it’s just trying to make sure that it is consistent with who you are. I initially started out writing because I was angry and depressed, then it became a fun thing to do, then it was because I was finding my way around being a parent and now I’m approaching 40 and need an outlet other than work and children. Change (or as Mrs C calls it chaos) is the best part of life, embrace it!

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