I call this version the TMI (too much info) version. It's a lot more serious than usual. I'm going to just kind of turn off the filters and say everything very directly. I promise I'm not nearly as boring and overly-serious as this makes me sound.
I'm a thinker. I think about the long term and what my truly important goals are, then I plan and work hard to make my big goals happen. I am very flexible about the short term, but when it comes to the long term I am full of deep thought and great determination.
Earlier in life, I was very focused on my career. I found it interesting and exciting and I was good at it, so I threw myself into the work. After many years of this, one day I realized that work had consumed my life. I already knew being successful at work was NOT my primary goal in life, but it was so easy to fall into that it just sort of grew out of control naturally. I knew I wasn’t on the path I wanted, so I began working to change this.
I didn't just make minor changes. I made big changes for my big goals. I walked away from my career, signed up for online dating, started going to many events and shows, set off to travel all around the world, and made more an effort to make and cultivate friendships. These are the things I throw myself into and work hard at now.
I hope that you have a positive attitude. I hope that you want to go all the places, see all the things, and try all the foods. I hope you want kid(s) (already having some is OK) and that being a great parent will be (or is) a top priority. I hope that you actively work at achieving your goals and improving yourself. I hope that you actively work at maintaining and improving relationships. I hope that when I fuck up, you'll talk to me about it instead of letting anger fester. When you fuck up, I hope you'll let me talk to you about it without biting my head off. I hope that we can talk about anything. I hope that we always work to resolve our problems and don’t end up with a laundry list of banned too-touchy issues that are never resolved and eat away at us. I hope that we somehow stumble into a competition to make each other smile that never ends. :)
When I'm awake in bed in the middle of the night, unable to sleep because my mind is racing, these are the things I am thinking about. Instead of work, this is what consumes my life.
I can't promise that I'm the one for you. What I can promise is that I am intelligent, responsible, sincere, and respectful.
Wow. That was very ... direct and dry. I'm going to go watch some Mystery Science Theater 3000 now to decompress. Tomorrow, I'm headed out of town on another fun trip to go places and see/do things. Weee!
I do not recommend skipping this step and trying to sleep with both your face and a dog butt on the same pillow.