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, eat well, and take care of my body. I'm very bright, grounded, and emotionally intelligent. 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. I want to make a home and a life with someone - raise responsible and generous children (if I go there at all?) and cultivate a passionate, reciprocal relationship. I want to grow into an exceptional caretaker. I have solid values.
I'm a lot of awesome 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 do not downplay my attributes. Please do not confuse my confidence in who I am with a lack of humility. I am grateful for every day and everything I am and am not and conduct myself accordingly.
I'm looking for someone that isn't intimidated by sexy, confident, intelligent women who challenge them and everyone around her to be better and braver. Most of the time I know what I want, sometimes I do not and I would like a strong, confident, intelligent man to help me navigate both of those things.