So I haven't updated this in a while, and I thought now would be a good time to revisit OKCupid and see who's out there looking...
The last year has been insane. Some back story, I spent over 10 years working for an investment bank as the head of their design department before I finally realized that I was bored with that career, and I wanted to try something new, something I had a passion for. I've always loved building robots and messing with electronics, so I went back to school to studying to become an engineer.
At first, I was terrified, I was re-entering school with people who were ten years my junior, and I was afraid I would be unable to keep up. Turns out, it was the opposite. I've worked really hard, put in a lot of hours, and I've maintained a 4.0 GPA. I know GPA isn't something one usually brags about on this site, but it's been such hard work that I'm genuinely proud of it.
And now, I'm basically a college student again. I never had the college experience when I was younger, so I'm basically going through a second youth in my life. I don't feel anywhere close to my age (and most of the people I hang out with see me as a 24-year-old, and are shocked when they learn my real age).
I've made many resolutions for this year. Key on my list is losing weight, which I've already begun doing. I used to love swimming when I was a kid, and I've started doing it again, and now the pounds are just slipping off (YAY!). My goal is to complete three long charity bike rides this summer, and hopefully ride a century by the end of the year (a century is 100 miles, though maybe I'll start with 100 km). I also want to learn how to play the piano, and learn how to dance.
There's a lot that's going on in my life now, but it still feels a little... incomplete, maybe. It's weird to be writing this to strangers, but hopefully something in my words sparks some interest deep down in you.
That's it for now. I'd love to hear from you. I'll be here waiting...
Original posting (I'm still me, but more so now lol):
So I'm your average nerdy guy with a few above average traits. I'm part artist, part story teller, part engineer and part romantic. That's a lot of parts, but it's only the tip of the iceberg.
I was born and raised in Chicago, a southsider, though I've left my heart in many cities around the world: London, Krakow, Venice, Tokyo, Cartagena, among others.
I'm also a nerd. Prototypical and beyond, 101% nerd. My place has robots, board games, video games, and tons of movies.
I have a big heart. I'm part teddy bear, part knight in shining armor. I'll do anything to take care of my friends and those that matter most to me. And I'll do just as much for people I've just met. This past 4th of July, bought Nerf guns for a friend's neighbor's kids that I'd just met, and then proceeded to play with them, being chased and giving chase. For those keeping track, they won.
I'm creative. I have lots of little notebooks scattered around with drawings, schematics, stories, and ideas for novels. I come from a long line of creative types, and I'm the result of a physical craftsman and literary genius, being able to craft things equally with my hands or my imagination.