I am an artist (drawing, singing, and writing -- as soon as I get a room to work, though, I'm getting into sculpting), and I am constantly trying to push myself to become better. I take a lot of pride in pretty much everything I do, even if it doesn't seem like it. There's always room for improvement, after all. Other than that, aesthetics mean a lot to me, but they're not everything. I appreciate most things for what they are if such can be done. This may make it seem that I "like everything," but I can assure you this is not the case! I can dish out constructive criticism just as well as the next guy, provided I know the subject.
I'm very introverted. I'm not used to meeting new people, and small talk makes me a little uncomfortable. The idea of a large party with lots of people does not appeal to me. I'd prefer something a little more intimate: a handful of close friends hanging out, perhaps. Speaking of which, my friends are very dear to me. Should one gain my complete trust, I do my best never to let him or her down. I'm a hopeless empath, so I love it most when people (particularly my friends) are smiling and laughing. Similarly, I dislike conflict, and I'll go to great lengths to avoid it.
I became a bit of a gamer a few years ago. Probably not the best thing to follow "I don't like conflict," but there it is. I mostly stick to RPGs, and when I play online, I prefer to play with my friends rather than strangers. Maybe it's because strangers usually bring conflict or that I feel uncomfortable with new people (yes, even on LIVE) or both, but I mostly enjoy playing with my friends because that allows me to hang back and take up a support role: buffing, healing, etc. I prefer not to take the spotlight. I'm also really bad in the thick of things, so it works out! =D
Music also means a lot to me, and I miss singing in a choir. I did go to school for voice, hoping to become a high school chorus director; however, I dropped out when I realized that I didn't want to make music work. All the studying was kind of sucking the magic out of it, so singing is now a hobby and a sort of release. I'm way too shy to do it in front of people, though, as I feel it bothers them (even when they say it doesn't), so there will be days I go without singing. It's great when I get a moment to myself, though. =3 Though I like individual songs from more genres, my favorite is jazz, and classic rock is a very close second. I also love Christmas music, so it's not uncommon for me to whip out Winter Wonderland in the middle of July. There are also a few instruments I enjoy playing (electric bass, piano, and violin), but I'm not particularly good at any of them.
Expanding on my being a happy person, I am an eternal optimist. Nothing dampens my spirits! ...well, that's not true, but nothing dampens my spirits for long, be it unemployment, cancer, or the heating coil in my oven shattering! I just prefer to smile. People might find it annoying, and perhaps it makes me selfish for saying so, but... I really don't care.
And... that's about it, I think. Should you wish to know more, shoot me a message! Just keep in mind that first impressions are important.
(Currently reworking my profile. Please, excuse the dust!)