I'm also super independent. I do my own yard work, can fix my washing machine when it's being dumb, and do other updates around my rental home. I'm not scared of tools and I know how to use them...most of the time...once I broke a lug nut while attempting to change a flat tire. :/ I'm only interested in guys that know how to do the same, but better. Preferably better.
I like to foster puppies and love a project dog. That means that it's not currently a dog that someone would readily adopt. Think mange. No one wants to adopt a mangey dog, and it's completely fixable with time and couch snuggles. My fosters are always named Puppy or mr. P so I don't get too attached.
I'm also currently thinking about teaching abroad in Eastern Europe or the Middle East. It's a scary thought to leave everything that I know behind, but I think that it makes for an interesting life story.
I need as much time away from people as I do with people.