And now, a story:
When we were little - I was 9, he was 8 - my brother took a nasty spill that split open his little baby knee after biking through one of his own homemade booby-traps. I panicked, carried him (barely) up 2 flights of stairs in my skinny little arms to our bathroom, and held his shaking hand while I cleaned that crazy bloody knee off and bandaged it up. Then I made him a grilled cheese sandwich (bc I was only 9!) and made jokes for the rest of the day about how much better his traps were than his bike skills in front of TMNT reruns. To this day, a grilled cheese sandwich is still his go-to comfort food. And, he knows that I'll carry him anywhere (or kill anything) if I have to. Truth be told, my little bro doesn't need much taking care of anymore, but you get it...
That's all to say: I care deeply for the people around me- I always have. I am brave, curiously good under pressure, good at holding hands and making people laugh, and making grilled cheese.
I work out a lot (can we do this together?), eat well, and take care of my body. I'm very bright, grounded, and emotionally intelligent and the right guy for me is, too. I am direct, graceful, witty, and educated (formally and otherwise). I am socially nimble, fashionable, and kind. I am also very traditional in what I want my life to look like eventually. Right now, I'm pretty sure I've made some risky decisions I'm proud of that will all lead to the dreams I've got in my head (update: the answer is 'definitely yes!'). I want to make a home and a life with someone adventurous and vibrant and cultivate a wild and passionate relationship. I want to grow into an exceptional caretaker. I have solid values.
I'm a lot of interesting things, packaged neatly. I am lucky for much of it but I have also worked very hard for the bits that I wasn't born with. I have faults - MANY. But, I don't often downplay my attributes. My confidence in who I am is not a lack of humility. I am grateful for every day and everything I am, and am not, and not a single day passes that I don't stop and think about how good I've got it sometimes.
I challenge myself and everyone around me to be better and braver because I genuinely believe you can always try harder and become a more awesome version of you. Most of the time I know what I want, sometimes I do not. But I see potential in absolutely everything regardless.