I like to keep busy, but know how to relax. I'm frugal where it matters, but know when to splurge and rarely turn down adventures or new opportunities. I enjoy being around a lot of people at once, but appreciate one on one time as well. I'm comfortable getting my hands dirty, but keep a clean house. I'm a creature of comfort that enjoys breaking out of my own box whenever possible.
A Minnesotan, born and raised, then I moved around a lot in my twenties establishing my career, first throughout the central coast and then southern California before settling just outside of Portland, Oregon for the past five years. Sold my condo and now I'm excited to be back in Minnesota though and getting back to my roots.
I've been CSI-ing the last seven years and am a story-teller to the core so this field has given me prime material from the various situations I have encountered. I switched up the job duties a little bit to get back here, but am actively pursuing some things that are more in line with my career.
Otherwise, the main thing I am doing right now in my free time is restoring a 1970 travel trailer. That and showering three times daily to keep winning the battle against fiberglass. It has taken up much more time that I could have anticipated but the progress is both intriguing and rewarding. I think the fact that I tackled this project speaks a lot to my commitment, my creativity, my desire to learn, and to my overall sense of adventure. I tend to really put my whole heart into what's important to me and it will be an awesome camper to take out and road trip with when all is said and done. 60% of the time, my projects turn out every time.
Other favorite activities that I choose to do in my free time would include playing hockey, watching sports, enjoying the great outdoors, traveling, general adventures, singing karaoke, photography, house projects, appreciating music, camping and backpacking (a plus if you know the difference) fantasy footballing, exploring, bonfires, yard games, cribbage, card games, motorcycling, playing instruments, eating cheese, freestyling in the kitchen/cooking, family, enjoying the fall, bicycling, bundling up, shooting pool, slinging darts, appreciating a good flavor on my palate, and working. I enjoy fishing and would take up hunting if I could find someone to teach me a little more about it.
I am big on self-improvement. That has included learning to sell myself. There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. The former is a challenge accepted for me while the latter is a complete turn-off in myself and in others. That being said, most people have a lot of fun when they're around me. Legend has it that I am a natural connector of people and sometimes people pee their pants when we hang out. We will have to see if that holds true in my new beginnings back here.