I know it's shocking, but I have faults and have made mistakes (like two or three). But I am constantly trying to better myself and improve my situation. I really think those that aren't trying to better themselves are probably suffering or depressed. Since nothing in life is static, you must ultimately learn to change and grow to deal with it. I agree with Charles Schultz, "I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it." I think you can have the best laid plans for your life, but until you learn that it's not going to go the way you want and enjoy the life you are leading, it's not going to mean much.
I think my friends and colleagues would say I'm fiercely intelligent, passionate about the things I care about, an incredibly hard worker, funny and diplomatic. I'm very good at calming upset people and great in the clutch - when there's a crisis, I'm usually pretty calm.
I'm fascinated by pop culture and whatever is the current zeitgeist not only in the United States, but around the world. I get obsessed with different cultures. I don't necessarily follow trends, but I love knowing what's trending. I genuinely care about the state of affairs in the world and can't help but worry a little occasionally if I think too much about it. I'm not sure that any truly sentient person can be 100% happy all the time, however, I maintain an optimistic approach to life and try to say "yes" as much as possible. If you're happy too much, you're probably either supremely enlightened or just an idiot.
Right now, I manage a division of a small, budding company in St. Louis. A lot of people rely on me and I'm very good at my job which makes me feel fulfilled in some way. I also have an idea for a company of my own that I'd like to start one day.
What am I looking for? Someone funny, caring with normal, realistic expectations of people and life. Oh, it would be great if they liked me for who I am and not the person they want me to be. I've found that many women on here are single because the person they are looking for just doesn't exist. "I'm not willing to settle" usually translates into a lonely existence, possibly with a lot of cats. I think that's the reason everyone has pets on here - they're the only ones that can possibly offer the kind of toe-licking people are expecting from the imaginary mates they are seeking out.