My name is Bartek, and this account is, or at least was, a case of acting against my own nature. I’m rather a modest sort of person who was never really keen on sharing my personal information on my social networking websites.
Until recently I had very strict rules concerning keeping my accounts low profile, and possibly because of that policy some friends would (quite wrongly) perceive me as a shy person.
Speaking of this feedback from them, I have to tell you that I was once persuaded to throw the old rulebook out of the window and use this opportunity of 'sharing myself with others’. Since then I started changing my ways, and here I am making another step towards becoming a more sociable internet user.
Don’t get me wrong, though. I’m not describing myself above as an emotional zombie that wanted most of all to get away from its friends. I’m only saying that I was a bit more reserved with respect to my online privacy and that, of course, didn’t stop me from leading quite normal social life.
In fact, I love spending my time with my dearest friends, as well as making some new friendships. In contacts with others I’m easygoing, outgoing and talkative. I love some thought-provoking discussions and good sense of humor. But even more than talking myself, I love listening to others, especially when they’ve got something interesting to say. So don’t be shy, and it should be fairly easy to hit it off with me. Just message me if you want to find out.
But before doing so, you might want to learn more about my interests and hobbies. Certainly, I don’t have neither enough space, nor time to write about all of them. Therefore, I focus on three rather special ones.
‘Sex, drugs and rock and roll’! – that’s not exactly these three hobbies of mine, only a cliché rhetorical figure according to which music might be perceived as one of the stimulants (Leszek Możdżer inspired me to think in that way). In the light of that statement I have to confess that I’m a musicaholic. From flying on some high and light notes to drowning into some ponderous heavy reverb sounds, I’d like to have music in every possible way (maybe that’s why I hold progressive tunes so dear;) :P). In other words, I don’t like to close myself for any kind of music, and instead of focusing on any particular genre I’ve got a master of each of my favorite ones (there are quite a few of these; just check out my last fm account: http://www.lastfm.pl/user/coolcolorofblue).
Apart from being a musicaholic I also love learning new words because I’m sometimes truly fascinated with them. Some words will come along catching my ear in a certain distinctive way, and I’ll play with them for a while. For me they are a bit like music because with their sound and rhythm they already have some value before I even understand what they mean, and when I finally do understand they allow me to tame the wilderness of my ideas. Therefore, each new word makes a man more powerful, and learning a new language is almost like “getting a new soul” (according to the Czech proverb;) ). It’s a shame, though, that I have so little time to learn more languages;/.
Last but not least, I’m a big fan of sport. Similarly to my music taste, here again I’m keen on trying different things. Although, currently I’m devoted mainly to tennis, I’m also very fond of jogging, swimming and cycling. Occasionally I play football, basketball and in the past I even practiced some martial arts. The reason I like to get tired practicing all those sports lies in their liberating and reinvigorating qualities. In other words, when I enter a tennis court, or a football pitch, I get so absorbed in the game that it’s even hard to think of my problems in a serious way. Therefore, sport is my way to get away from it all, and even when I come back to my problems of everyday world, I sometimes have a bit different outlook on them. What’s more, I believe that in the longer run practicing some competitive sports helps me to face my problems and cope with them more effectively. Some say that sport builds character; all I hope is that it works well for me.