I'm real. I'm not self-obsessed. I'm capable of listening and understanding your words without being distracted by waiting to talk. All of my friends from college were 3 or 4 years older than me, and most of them have married off, had kids, and disappeared from my life. The others can be depressing. I'd like to meet some people that are where I'm at in life; having fun without being tied down by too much responsibility. Still learning, growing, and thinking. Still in that odd twilight between the splendor of youth and the general monotony of adulthood.
I raise aquatic life for a living. I own one of the largest aquatics businesses in the world. I was always obsessed with aquariums and marine life as a kid, so it's a dream job for me. I make my own hours (A blessing and a curse), so I'm allowed a lot of flexibility. There was a time in my life where what I did for a living wasn't part of who I am, but it is now. I try not to obsess over my work, but it's hard when it's your own business and the buck stops with you.
I'm nerdy, mathematical, artistic and eccentric. Relaxed, intense, lighthearted and occasionally serious. I love metal and hippie jam and not that much in between. I'm a hippie. I'm a redneck. I'm an individualist that believes we should all be part of something greater. I'm a lot of things mixed together that don't normally mix well, I suppose. I take a little bit from every viewpoint, and every belief system I encounter. I allow my mind to change and to adapt, but that doesn't mean I don't have opinions or that I can't argue them. If there is a quote attributed to me, I'd like it to be "If you can't argue a cause, you have no right to believe in it."
I always try to live, and not exist. The Midwest is a place where a lot of people just exist, and I hate to see that. Lately I haven't been doing as good of a job.
I am very driven, and not just in a material way. I tend to be very passionate about one thing at a time, and I am always the person that moves the group to action. That sucks, because I like to just tag along sometimes. All of my friends are introverts, so that's probably why I'm never the one tagging along. I'm exactly in the middle on the scale of Introvert/Extrovert. I carry most traits of each, and I have not met another person like me in that regard. That being said, I tend to get along better with introverts.
I'm a sucker for animals, and I tend to adopt too many of them. I have 3 cats and a big dog, along with 100+ aquariums (Soon to be 300+).
I'm very open-minded, but I'm not one of those people that doesn't have an identity and goes along with whatever. I don't like people like that...if you're one of those people that turns into whoever you hang out with, we probably won't get along.