So life is good, I wake up smiling every day (painfully uncool I know, but I'm so over being so over things). Now it'd be great if there was someone to be smiling at. When she does come along, I would love for it to go the distance. Scandalous, right?
I don't like pigeonholing people and things, but life today seems all about choosing sides: Car or Bicycle, Blue collar or White collar, Artist or Engineer. I always just choose both.
I like people who have ambition but who also make time to be playful.
It turns out people like facts, so here's a few to save us both time:
* British. Grew up there, went to university there, started my career there.
* Moved to California for work, fell in love with it.
* Despite which, I moved to Seattle. Fell in love with that too; so much so, I stayed for seven years before coming back.
* I do CrossFit. I enjoy feeling full of energy and I don't like distance running, so it's a great fit for me. No, I don't talk about it 24/7. I figure about another six months and I can take a headless-shirtless-selfie in my bathroom mirror for my profile. Those work, right?
* I got a bicycle for the first time in years. Not having a bike all this time was a mistake.
* I snowboard well and surf badly.
* I will 100% judge you on how you treat other people, especially people less privileged than you.
* I like well made or bespoke things, especially if I can make or maintain them myself - modern society seems all about replacing rather than repairing and I think that's bullshit. Here's the crucial part though: I know that they're just things.
* I went to Burning Man and thought it was wonderful, I'd go again. I understand that's a deal-breaker for some, so now you know.
Before I'm done with this life (or it's done with me) I'll be doing the following, maybe your list is compatible:
* Cross everywhere off my travel list. It's a long list.
* Own a cabin. By a lake, by the ocean or by the mountains. Actually, lets go with all of those.
* Run my own company. Very probably software (don't act so surprised)
* Start a family and raise kids smart enough not only to make all the money they could want, but also to know that's the last thing they should care about.