I have always been, and probably will always be, a science nerd.
I look forward every month to receiving my issue of Scientific American (yes, I still get a hard copy), and often read it cover to cover. I enjoy learning about scientific advances, and scientific controversies, in other fields.
Being a scientific nerd runs in the family. My older son is pursuing theater as a career, but is an avid science reader and has an amazing depth and breadth of scientific understanding. When he is on stage playing a scientist, he is not just reading lines, he really knows what he is talking about. My daughter is finishing medical school this year. Professionally, she is surrounded by the science of medicine, but also has a growing menagerie of fresh water and salt water creatures growing in her aquaria at home. Care for her miniature coral reef and axolotl (a primitive amphibian native to Mexican lakes) has required that she acquire some knowledge of marine biology. My younger son is a wild-land firefighter who received a master’s degree studying the burning properties of duff (the stuff that accumulates on the ground around a tree in the forest). It was great fun reading the fire science posters on the walls at the University of Idaho when he was studying there.