I am a professional working for a great company I like.
I enjoy photography, wood working, archery, video games, and participating in Renaissance fairs. It's been a fun hobby.
This year I took up indoor rock climbing and tango lessons and found both to be challenging and enjoyable, so when I am done working on remodeling my house in my free time, I look forward to doing those things again. That and going back to the gym regularly.
I have been with my wonderful wife (auntmonkey) for 16 years as she is my best friend and the woman I want to spend my life with. "We regularly challenge each other to grow in new and spectacular ways." This has lead us to a Ds dynamic that has me constantly evolving and growing in who I am as a person and as her partner in life. This has required an extreme amount of communication and vulnerability. Enough so, that I work very hard at clear communication with everyone in my life. So, I can honestly say that I would not be who I am without her, and I am happy with who I am.
So, if you are wondering why I am here. It is because it is a way to meet other interesting people that I might not otherwise. Maybe make a friend along the way, learn something new, find activity partners, etc. Even though I have a wonderful wife, I feel that if people are truly honest with themselves they would understand that no one person can fill every aspect of your life. Things like time, interest, and even energy get in the way. This is not meant to be any sort of short coming. It is about having healthy expectations of others and on oneself. This is why it is important to have friends in our lives.