Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a easy-going guy with a good sense of humor. I have been very
much into soul searching and self-exploration during my 20's and
part of this is that I haven’t settled on much for very long.
Moving between cities, and jobs. But my open-mind and insatiable
drive for self-actualization has paid off in helping me narrow in
on being genuine and true to myself! I moved to Portland in October
2014 and this is exactly where I want to be.
I really like the outdoors, and particularly like to hunt the wild
edible mushrooms of the PNW. I like to be silly and goof around. I
like cooking and eating with friends. I like watching movies. I
like to chat about life, existential questions, and the basic
experience of being human. I go to the gym a few days/wk, I am not
a exercise nut, but it feels good to look good and be in
I am real, emotionally connected, direct, and honest. The thing
that brings me the greatest satisfaction is deeply connecting with
other people on what we usually hide from the world. The sort of
connection that occurs when we are ourselves vulnerably, honestly,
and expressive (yet in control) of our emotions. I am so impressed
when another person is willing to do this.
I recently began a private practice as a counselor, and am
concurrently completing a Masters' program in Clinical Mental
Health Counseling. Self-knowledge and self-actualization are
central to my values and personal goals.
A long-term romantic relationship is not necessarily a goal of
mine, as I enjoy my single life quite a bit. But I think if it
worked out that I met someone and we clicked; and found our time
together enriching; and found that it better supported the lives we
respectively wanted to have, then I think I could be even
If ye ain't scared, read on;)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Staring up my own counseling private practice.
Working through graduate school.
Hitting the gym and eating whole foods.
Reflection and personal growth.
Getting to the woods when I can.
Going out and trying to make new friends in Portland.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am a pro at being being silly about anything.
Understanding where people are coming from.
Following through on what I think is important.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I have been told from my early teens up until last week that I come
off as confident and articulate and friendly.
Also most people enjoy my ridiculous and nonchalant sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: recently I have been into James Clavell, and have read
Shogun, Tai Pan, and am close to the end of The Noble House. Mostly
what I have read over the last couple years has been books on
Movies: I really like just about anything. I kinda watched myself
out on movies the last several years though...thanks bit
Music: I don't listen to a whole lot of music, but I like Death Cab
for Cutie, The Decemberists, Arcade Fire, Explosions in the Sky,
Cold Play, Imogen Heap, Radiohead, Mogwai, Mono, Rasputina, Sufjan
Stevens, for some examples. Like movies, I am pretty open to music.
Been listening to a lot of ambient stuff lately when working.
Food: everything. I try to stick to mostly whole foods, but usually
have pizza once a week.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. a sense of direction for my life
2. the internet (recovering addict;))
3. authentic people to share life with
4. a good sense of my own values
5. a meaningful way to contribute positively to humanity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
who I really am deep down and what would make me happiest.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It is pretty much like any other night. I am self-employed and work
from home, so days of the week don't matter that much to me. I do
what I want!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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mostly can't watch horror movies with ghosts....if I want to sleep
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