Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm embracing Life v. 2.0. Still in beta.
I'm enigmatic, or if I'm not yet, I certainly will be. And that's
said with humility, oddly enough. The fact that I'm a rare breed
doesn't in-and-of itself make me awesome. But unique. Yeah . . .
I'll give myself 'unique'.
And yet, I recognize that I'm not unique at all. That "I" was born
and then made, just like everyone else. And that the circumstances
of my life made me much more so than I made them. And they still
do. But I, in turn, now recognize that I also shape the world
around me, profoundly. And I'm working on doing a better job of it
than I used to.
Once you truly understand that you're just like everyone else, you
become different from everyone else.
I'm living as authentically as I can, embracing/chasing what I care
about, and sharing my story one piece at a time.
What I’m doing with my life
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Embracing change. And then creating it.
I practiced law in New York for 2 years before a massive breakdown.
Or major depressive episode. Whatever you want to call it. The
stars aligned, and a string of events broke my mind. It got stuck
on "overdrive"----a constant flow of thoughts. Intense
self-loathing. Debilitating amounts of dysfunction. I tried to get
my life on track, failing over and over again. I moved home to PA
in December of 2014.
I've been in talk therapy for over 2 years, weekly. It has changed
me as a person. Immensely. I blog about my experiences, and mental
health generally, at www.alifeconfused.com
. Yes, it's some heavy
shit. But it's life. And as much as I love humor and lighthearted
conversation, I'm also in-tune with what matters most to me. And
I'm going after it with increasing proficiency.
My father and I are starting a logging/lumber/flooring/woodworking
business on what was my grandparents Farm. I cut down trees
(exhilarating) and manage 20 acres of well stocked woodland. I
learned to weld over the summer. I did some legal work once again
this fall---we needed a variance to get the business going. I do
web design--and code in HTML5 and CSS3. I render in 3d. I'm great
at fixing things. And I'm a relentless tinkerer. Obsessive would be
a good descriptor.
Oh and I do woodworking. With increasing proficiency and beauty.
But I've got a long way to go.
I design. I create. I have plans to automate.
The plan is to do more with less. And move towards sustainability.
And write. And love.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Lots of things. Many, many things. Including admitting when I'm not
really good at something. Or when I think someone's better.
Understanding my emotions and the emotions of others. Being kind
instead of nice. Mindfulness and self-examination.
Don't worry. I have plenty of flaws. But I've got ambition, less
fear with every passing day, and an understanding of the world that
generally functions well.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The beard, if I've got one. And right now I'm living up to the
Aside from that, I usually hear that I'm smart.
I'd tell you that I don't let it go to my head. But that wouldn't
be true. I TRY not to let it go to my head. Because the minute I
think I'm smarter than someone else, I'll miss all the important
things that they have to teach me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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All time favorite: Pulp Fiction. I'm a real sucker for Dialogue.
After that, there's hundreds of great ones.
TV: I don't watch sports. I enjoy comedy and well-written drama.
Reality TV is NOT for me. I'm a huge Archer fan, like most things
that HBO does, and generally don't like shows that lack profanity.
Cursing makes it real. And yes, I tend to curse like a sailor 'cept
when it wouldn't be appropriate to do so.
Music: I'm all over the place. Except "popular" and modern country.
Right now I'm in an indie hip-hop phase. I like music I can work
to, and profound lyrics always get me. Brother Ali is a current
Food: I take adderall. Kills my appetite. Which means that when I
eat, I don't really care too much about it. I work to eat healthy,
and will eat most anything. These days it's a lot of soylent (meal
replacement, sans soy) and chocolate milk. Basically I don't eat
goat cheese or olives. Everything else is fair game until I say
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
 Self-taught wisdom;
 physical affection;
 emotional connection;
 silence/wilderness; AND
 I can live without feeling love. I know because I've managed to
wander my way through and out of the darkness that exists without
it. But it's something I want as badly as anything else. It's that
and financial self-sufficiency. Which---it's only a matter of time.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A lot of different things. My mind moves fast and frequent. It
covers lots of ground. I can tell you that I think about the things
I care about. Just like the rest of us.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Decompresssing. The THC way. Usually with Netflix, a book, or some
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Fear of not being worthy of the things I want most in life kept me
from them. A self-fulfilling self-perception. Love and
That, and apparently I'm an artist at heart. Who knew?
You should message me if
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