How are you? I hope you're well. I'm terrible at this sort of small talk, how does one know when it's enough and to move on? How does one know when you've accomplished the goal of small talk? I'll be honest and say that small talk has never really been my thing (part of being an introvert) and I really prefer to get to the point. This tends to happen a lot professionally for me. I work in IT Tech Support and a lot of the time people will try to make small talk when I'm trying to do something and while I participate, I often wonder what's the point? Maybe I'm weird but I called you to fix your issue, I don't really need your life story. Yeah, it's probably more about the human connection, but as an introvert I don't need human connections with everyone I come across.
If you read the paragraph above you're probably realizing that this isn't a typical "About Me" paragraph and is more (at least I hope) like a letter to an anonymous person whom I just might meet one day. I like this way a bit more, it allows me to be more free with how I type this out and is more of a free flow of thought than a contrived list of positives about myself. I'm at that point in my life where I have most things that I want (a car, a nice job, a place to live, friends, etc) with the exception of my own personal family (my immediate family is in Indiana (I'm from there...) but you know what I mean - wife and kids... all that). I've realized from hanging around my friends who have kids that I do indeed want my own child to enhance what this life is and to learn from. Of course, I'm not one to just go out and find someone to have a child with, I won't settle, I know the type of person I want and I know the type of person I would to be the mother of my child. Not everyone fits these qualifications (and I'm not going to make a list of them) and that's OK. We all have the things we're looking for, we all have what we need in a partner and there is no reason that anyone should settle for less than what they think they deserve.
I digress, I'm not on a dating site out of desperation, I'm here because it's difficult for me to approach people in real life. It gets to the point where I'm at the precipice of saying something, but then that anxiety of "what am I actually going to talk about" sets in and I chicken out like a bitch. It sucks, but I have made a personal promise that if I see someone who I maybe interested in AND they have something about them that is something I'm extremely passionate about I'm just taking the leap of faith and going for it. No more holding back. I know that coming out of your shell shouldn't be THAT difficult and all it really takes is that one push, I just haven't got the chance yet. So back to my point, I'm here because it's much easier to tell when you have things in common people when they list the things they're interested in here. Also text is an easier form of communication than speech.
You might want to know more about me, so here's a short life story. I was born and raised in a small town outside of a bigger midwestern city (my town is Danville, the city is Indianapolis). I didn't necessarily live in the 'country' but I also didn't really live in town until after I'd graduated high school. Growing up I mostly kept to myself, hung out with the neighbors and/or family, played video games, read, played a few sports (mainly basketball.. I'm from Indiana after all...), and apparently wanted to be a doctor. I eventually became a doctor...for computers...and graduated college. I started my career and held a bunch of jobs that weren't really up to my capabilities and eventually landed here in Bloomington working for a rather large company. I like the job mostly, and the town doesn't seem too bad, but I do want to escape (Pacific Northwest you're calling my name!). This has turned out rather long and I don't want to bore you, so if I left you with any questions feel free to ask! Otherwise, well, do what you will, I'm not the boss of you.