Should I be cliche, making you read the same thing about loving Colorado and loving the outdoors, especially hiking with my dog?
Or should I be quirky and off putting, saying I have a national championship in something kind of nerdy?
I suppose I'll tell a story: I had a 6 year relationship with my ex-fiance. I felt like the last year we were together, we didn't do anything. I spent a lot of time on the computer, and she worked a lot. I wasn't moving forward; I was kind of stuck. When she broke up with me saying she didn't want to have a family (I do), I was shocked, then depressed. After a few months, I decided to change some things.
Saturn is in the same place in the sky every 29.4 years. Astrologists say that in represents change in a person's life. I took the concept as a symbol. I needed to get unstuck. Since then, I've had a different outlook on life. I've started working out 3-5 times a week and kept it up (when I've tried before, I always stopped within a month. I've learned to play the piano, and am getting better everyday. I took swing dancing lessons this summer. I cleaned up my apartment and kept in clean. I got a tattoo. I grew a mustache and beard. I got really into hiking in the mountains. I just got back from Moab, hiking by myself 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 love to read self-help and self improvement books, both for the psychology and the advice. 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 bought a kick-ass guitar, and look forward to learning how to not make sounds that make me sad. I'm going to take a rock climbing course at a gym next month. I'd like to do another solo road trip somewhere new over Spring Break, Moab was amazing. And I am about 1/4th of the way through a book I'm writing, some day, a goal would be to finish.
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, and am now ready to find my best friend/partner. I am looking for the real thing at this point in my life, and am looking for some one who looking for the same.