At the core, I'm obsessed with self-cultivation. I'm constantly striving to be the strongest, smartest, kindest person I'm capable of becoming.
I exercise religiously, mostly for the joy of it. I love the satisfaction of finishing a workout completely exhausted, and going to bed knowing I'll wake up just a tiny bit stronger and faster than I had been.
I'm a strong-casual chess player; I collect chess sets and I love playing with friends over dinner. I'm currently working on writing a chess-playing AI program with the goal of making it strong enough to beat me.
I'm always upbeat and optimistic and I can't abide gloominess and lethargy. I love making people laugh. I'll always lend an ear to anyone who needs to vent a little, and I'll help out if I can.