Okay, like everyone else I'm too complex to summarize in a couple paragraphs, so be prepared for the generalizations. Between being a more expressive individual and putting a lot of value on the type of personal connection that can only develop over time, I'm not a normal guy by most standards. I am stubborn when it comes to certain principles but for the most part I am just trying to survive this crazy world and making it a point to show appreciation to other people who try to be candid and thoughtful along the way.
Some words and phrases I would use to describe myself, or what I try to be, include: INFJ, open-minded, inquisitive, playful, organized, affectionate, creative, respectful, logical, outdoorsy, musical, and overall a strange and intricate variety of paradoxes.
Working in development was amazing! I really enjoyed the purpose of the work, the challenges, and a lot of the people involved. Which is why I am chasing my dream of working full-time for a NGO/non-profit that respectfully gives disadvantaged individuals opportunities to build better lives.
Music: Muse, Garbage, Snow Patrol, The Arctic Monkeys, Kaki King, Miles Davis, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Alicia Keys, Sonic Youth, The Killers, Tool, Elliott Smith, Young the Giant, Blackmill, Robert Johnson, Pelican, The Pixies, Coldplay, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye... There's SO much music that I love!
Movies: Amelie, Burn After Reading, The Royal Tenenbaums, Finding Nemo, Little Miss Sunshine, Army of Darkness, Salt, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Rear Window, Pulp Fiction, Edward Scissorhands, and It's a Wonderful Life.
Current Shows: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Daily Show, How We Got to Now, Orange is the New Black, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Older Favorites: Friday Night Lights, Community, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Angel, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Black Books, Bones, and Home Movies.
Food: Italian food is my favorite (Bruschetta, Risotto, Gnocchi, Pesto, Frittata, etc.). I also really enjoy certain types of Thai, Moroccan, Mexican, Chinese, and Indian foods. And pretty much anything chocolate for dessert.
2. Something interesting to read
5. Personal goals
6. A logical explanation
No really, I think about all of life's unexpected outcomes and what they mean for everyone involved.
The little dreams that keep me motivated (traveling to Italy, going on a road trip along the coast, kayaking, adopting a dog, etc)
Why my love for dogs continues to grow as my faith in humanity slowly diminishes.
And you know weird analogies and puns, pop culture, gender, psychology, current events, love, education, economics, religion, literature, history, physics, music, language, and ultimately life, the universe, and everything.