i am looking to increase my social life... working and having a rich home life, i tend to get too comfortable and require external stimulation to keep the juices flowing. i need more reasons to get out of my little world, reasons to see how little my world is, and what else there is out there for me.
i like to make things.
i have tried my hands at various media and would like to consider myself an artist, though i have yet to get my act together and try to do a show. i think i need to gather more artists around me for encouragement and collaboration (anything from photography and painting, to lapidary, stained glass and blacksmithing). i seem to have a hard time doing any of it solo.
in the past my wife and i have used this site to start a crafting group that met on sundays to work on whatever projects we had individually, together. this group has grown and expanded and is no longer what it started out to be. good for us. but i'm missing the thing that brought us together in the first place, being creative together and pushing our boundaries... i would like to have that again.
pushing boundaries seems to be a theme in my life currently, and i long for being surrounded by people who encourage that in others (ie. myself)
integrity, confidence, sense of humor, openness, creativity, positivity... these are things i feel strongly about. these are things i want in my life. these are things i aspire to be... or possess, or something like that.
i have an interesting social dynamic... i am shy, but i know i'm a very social being... i enjoy interaction, but i think i respond more than i initiate, and that's part of why i'm here. i need to reach out for what i want and not ride the wave so much... or find the right wave and go for a ride... part of why i'm here is to become more of me than i currently am... part of why i'm here is to discover who i am... part of the reason i'm here is for you to help me find me and for me to help you find you.
so, that's a brief summary...
i'm sure i have more to say, but like i already stated, i'm shy.
guess you gotta ask...