I feel like most of the profile I read all say the same thing. Instead of saying how much I love beautiful Colorado and all the fun things to do in the mountains (even though that's exactly how I feel), I'll tell a story:
In the last year and a half, I've had a new philosophy on life. According to a friend, I've had a Saturn's Return. Saturn is in the same place in the sky every 29.4 years. Astrologists say that in represents change in a person's life. When I turned 29, I realized I had a job, not a career. I played an excessive amount of video games. I enjoyed watching sports, but didn't play much. I was stuck in a lethargic cycle. I stopped moving forward. I took the Saturn's Return concept as a symbol. I needed to get unstuck.
In the last year and a half, I workout 5-6 times a week, and now I feel like I'm starting to get a little defined. Although according to most female profiles, I wont get consideration if I post a shirtless picture (lol...I wouldn't do that anyway)
I've learned to play the piano, and am getting better everyday. My favorite thing to play is "My Heart Will Go On." I just recently started taking professional guitar lessons. I'm looking forward to the day I can make sounds that are similar to music.
I play pick up basketball weekly.
I took swing dancing lessons this summer.
I grew a mustache and beard (although I just killed it a few weeks ago).
I got really into hiking in the mountains, and want to thru-hiking (the spelling is correct for this niche) the Colorado Trail. Maybe, some day the AT or PRT)
I went to Moab by myself, hiking with my dog in the desert (best time ever).
I got a job that I love.
I've played in a laser tag tournament in January, a scrabble bar crawl in May, and play on a Geeks who drink team.
I don't use my TV (I do subscribe to netflix), and haven't played a video game in over a year (tipsy guitar hero with friends doesn't count, it's like karaoke).
I'm writing a book.
I love to read self-help and self improvement books, both for the psychology research (and the actual advice probably doesn't hurt)
None of this was true a year and a half ago.
The plan was for this to last a year to "see if I could become a better person." Well, I am. Better than I used to be. But this whole Saturn's return thing is now a way of life for me. I want to always be moving forward, never stuck. I will always be looking for new things to try, new places to go, and new people to meet. Some of the future goals: I want to the Colorado Trail all the way through (takes about a month), probably in summer 2015. I'm going to take a rock climbing course at a gym next month, and taking Skating lessons in January. I'd like to do another solo road trip somewhere new over Spring Break, maybe the grand canyon.
I have a very colorful tattoo of Saturn (I guess I'm a colorful person...see pictures) It's on my chest, and it serves as a reminder to never stop self-improving- always be thinking of some way to make myself more educated, interesting, healthy, and happy. I have another on my back, which is my own design, with several references to my home and past experiences that made me who I am. Picture will be up as soon as it heals.
I'm an extreme tactile person. I love to touch and I loved being touched. Hugs, kisses, messages, etc. If you don't like these things, we may not work.
After a few false starts over the last several years, I have a job I feel passionate about, am good at, and make a decent living. I am happier and more self-confident than I have ever been. I am ready to find someone. Someone to have fun with would be nice, but I am also looking for the real thing at this point in my life, and am looking for some one who looking for the same.