I'm also very persistent. If I set a goal, you can bet that I'll achieve it. A few years ago I decided that I had put it off long enough and let myself get too overweight. I'm now 60 pounds lighter and far more physically active than I've ever been. Before that, I realized that my only chance at the life I wanted was to leave everything I know. I've managed to go from growing up outside a small town of 3000 to this city of millions.
I can't say I love New York, but I do love the culture and variety of people. Having met people from all over the world, it is a rich experience to live here.
Also, I've been likened to Sheldon more than a few times. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.