One day Google asked me if I'd like to be the first person in Canada to be given live streaming abilities for one of their products. I said "sure why not?" So I started an online variety show. That was in 2012.
Since there aren't enough people publicly speaking about mental health I also started a video series (independent of my variety show). I want people to realize that you can still get a degree in chemistry & biology despite having ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorder, & depression (depression has been very well controlled in my adult life though). I'm proud to have accomplished this. I'm determined to challenge mental health stigma.
I am foreign to small talk which is a contributing factor to why my profile is so long. I allow anyone to learn a substantial amount about myself without either of us having to invest into a conversation (I'm not a natural conversationalist). You can get me talking though if you bring up any of my main interests which include: Geography & Maps, History, Architecture (pre-1900, I draw/design some too), Historic Population Data, Photography, Nature, & Social Media.
If asked to answer five questions with five sentences I'd likely write five paragraphs for each. I'd also include references & diagrams. Even a testimony if it was needed. I'm trying so hard not to fall into infinite regress while writing this profile (resistance is futile).
Speaking of testimonies, I asked some of the people who know me to quickly come up with a brief description about me. Here's what they said. "I would say focused, meticulous, passionate about specific projects, a fan of architecture, art, the outdoors etc", "I would describe you as being very intelligent and having an awareness that creates friction with the general world", "Smart, creative, interesting".
Although I regularly come across as dry, rational, and analytic, at times when I'm comfortable around a person I can be extremely silly.
I'm content in being completely solitary and my experience concerning love and relationship experience doesn't extend much beyond my cat but I have a desire to be loved and for human connection which leads me to being here.
• A casual video*, I talk about who I am & show you my interests (c. 2013).
• All of my videos: Series, show, nature, etc (Higher production value).
A silly test says I'm an INTJ.
* The hyperlinks on my profile aren't functional if you're on a mobile device so here's the URL for the casual "Get to Know Me" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuBhudMseiA