I've been separated for the last 4 years. I'm very much over my previous relationship, but I spent a lot of the past 4 years seeking to better understand myself. I think I've got a pretty good handle on who I am and what is important to me. There are still some big unanswered questions, but I'll let you discover those on your own. I could get into Myers-Briggs, Enneagram or other inventories if they interest you.
I'm comfortable with detail and the big picture. I naturally see multiple viewpoints in arguments, so I do well facilitating discussions or mediating conflict. As well, I have a people-pleasing streak to me. I highly value integrity, creativity, expertise, teamwork and informality. These should provide a pretty good picture of how I relate to others.
But, stepping away back toward things that are a little more tangible...
I work with computers and enjoy my job. I am lucky to work with great people with whom I share many values.
I live in Centretown and love it; I'm not looking to move to the suburbs. I grew up and went to school in rural Saskatchewan, living in a town of 1,000 people several hours from the nearest McDonald's. Since 1996, I've lived in Ottawa, Moscow and Kitchener/Waterloo. But I keep returning to Ottawa: It is a good, liveable, manageable, balanced city.
Things that I love and/or are important to me:
Animals (but I don't have any pets)
Being playful (with either like-minded adults or children)
Ideas and profound quotes
Things I hate:
Intolerance (yes, I recognize the irony)
Celery (the only truly vile vegetable)
People that are not genuine
People that lack humility
I don't drink hot beverages. (Yes, soup is fine.)
I don't like beer.
My bed seldom needs to be made, because it doesn't get unmade.
I like to shower with bar soap with uncommon scents. (Cinnamon, Ginseng, Spearmint, Lime, etc)