I used to be one of them. But the more I've examined my relationships and my life, the more I feel there is to discover. My focus at this point is to enrich my friendships, and learn new ways of being loving to both others and myself. YEAH, that sounded like a load of new-agey hullabaloo. I'd scoff too, if I were you. I'm not really into those types of books or that scene, but this definitely is a concept I'm genuinely exploring right now. I think humility is one of the most vastly undervalued attributes in our culture. Which is not to say that I don't believe confidence is a virtue, it is. I just believe that true confidence springs from a humble and aware place. It is a knowledge of what you have to offer, with the understanding that it has no value without context... i.e. the gifts of the people around you. That more balanced sense of self is what I am trying to foster in myself, and certainly what I am looking for in a partner.
On a more external and obvious note: I am studying classical realism in painting with an emphasis in portraiture. I'd like to master this particular language of artistic expression, but then use that skill set to make something new and less traditional. I'm a very good draftsman, but working with oils is a true challenge!