I only get one shot at living, and I'll be dead in a seven or eight decades, if I’m really lucky, so I want to enjoy my time on Earth. I'm 29 years old. I have lived a lot for my age and I’ve been through a few major ordeals and crises, and come out alright. As a result I feel that it is good to regard the importance journeys in life as much as the importance of our destinations. Everyone's ultimate destination is death, so we must make life worthwhile. Don't be afraid to take a risk for the chance to be happy.
I pride myself on a level of emotional maturity uncommon for a person my age. I’m resistant to drama, and often am the one you can count on to mediate confrontational situations. I am very slow to anger, and almost always respond to even very stressful situations with control and a level head. I'm not punctual. I'm kind of a nerd. Sometimes, when you talk to me, I won't give you any indication I'm listening to you, though I am; this is not an intentional habit. I am sometimes gullible and naive. I talk about politics. I can be flaky and indecisive. I hate doing laundry. Sometimes, I don't know when to stop talking. I'm a terrible singer.
I'm pretty smart. I make friends very easily. People generally like me. I can write pretty well. I'm physically fit, and healthy, I take excellent care of my body and work hard to eat right. I've read many books. I've been to New Zealand. I've lived in a camper. I've lived in a van. I know what it is to go without. I grew up sharing my home with foster kids. I've known since I was very young how evil this world can be, and I'm a pretty good person, NOT IN SPITE of, but because of this. I'm not conceited, but I know I'm a good person, and I know (and I'm comfortable with) who I am. I know what is important to me, I believe humanity has a chance, and I'm really glad to be alive.
Reading and listening to music is my sedentary escapism of choice. Music is very important to me, and affects my lifestyle (my stereo costs more than my car). I play guitar, or more properly, I am learning to play guitar. I'm getting better quickly, and really enjoy it. I also love being out of doors. I hike, jog, run, bike, swim, rock-climb, garden, climb trees, dig in the dirt, and lie on my back in the grass on clear nights.