Here’s what I like best about me, and some of my friends have even confirmed these:
I’m funny. Not all the time, but once I get comfortable and find you open to goofy stories and snide remarks, they will be plentiful.
I listen and do my best to understand what you’re saying and why you’re saying it. Again, not all the time. Like most girls and people with mild OCD, sometimes I’m distracted by shoes or my ever hovering to-do list. But, in general, I’m with ya. I don’t see this as a selfless trait. My best relationships, both friendly and romantic, have been with people I can have truly in-depth conversations with. It’s a rare and tremendously fulfilling thing to actively listen and base responses on what the other person just said, rather than waiting for your turn to talk.
I’m trying to live my life with purpose. This is always a work in progress, and involves trying to find time to read smart books, practice my guitar, get more involved in energy sustainability, figure out career goals, etc. But I’ve made a lot of progress of the past few years. I moved back to the city. Became a deeply appreciative parent, rather than a stressed out and unbalanced. Went to grad school and got my masters. Became more self-reflective.
I’m hoping that, if you’re not bored to tears and moving on to the next profile, some of this strikes a chord. It’s a brief glimpse of who I am.