There are few holidays that I feel like I have a direct connection to. That is why I choose to celebrate Pi Day. It is a day that represents not just 3,14(15!), but also creative nerdiness. By celebrating Pi day I acknowledge that Math has done great things for me, and much more than I will ever do for it.

My tango with Math started out tumultuously. I didn't really take notice of Math until

On this Pi Day I celebrate that Math and I are comfortable enough with each other to look each other in the eye and dance.

My tango with Math started out tumultuously. I didn't really take notice of Math until

*Geometry*started playing, and I didn't become friendly until*Calculus*came up. Even then my attachment to Math was very mild. It wasn't until we started listening to*Discrete Math, Induction,*and*Functional Programming*together that I started really caring about Math. At the same time, however, Math started dancing with all of the cool people, In fact, too cool for me because Math now dragged me across the floor with moves that I couldn't keep up with. I gave Math a stern talking to about slowing down and taking the time to really understand people, rather than racing for a nonexistent finish line. With great patience, passion, and persistence Math and I have developed a relationship that allows us to learn from the other when we reach an impasse. I may not be the greatest mathematician, but I can earn Math's respect.On this Pi Day I celebrate that Math and I are comfortable enough with each other to look each other in the eye and dance.