For the last year I have had a job through AmeriCorps doing capacity building for a non-profit who does GED assistance and vocational construction training for 18-24 year old young adults in Detroit. Even though I was only supposed to be working in administration, I made a point to make sure I got to spend at least a few hours a week working on academics with the students and found that forming personal relationships with them was by far the most rewarding part of the job.
In my free time I am usually training in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or kickin' it with my friends. I would love to teach Judo or BJJ some day down the road, but don't yet feel anywhere close to qualified. I guess I should also add that I don't do martial arts to "fight" people, I do it for personal fulfillment. I have never been in a fight!
I get along with almost everyone. My friends use me as a test when someone got a new girlfriend. If they can't get along with me, then they must have a generally disagreeable demeanor. With that said, I typically prefer liberal, open minded, intelligent people who are interested in learning new things, and generally kvetching about that state of current world affairs. While it has taken me way to long to realize it, I'm also someone who excels with a set routine, although often struggle to set one.
I have been labeled many things, ranging from jock to nerd however never felt like either label fit me well. Fortunately for me, it means I have been able to gather an eclectic group of friends as a result.
It was also recently brought to my attention that my profile contained several spelling errors, and I feel like I owe the community an apology. I am deeply sorry. I have wronged you, and likely done irreparable damage to upon myself and my profile and come to you on bent knee, beseeching forgiveness.