26Pittsburgh, United States
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My self-summary
Greetings, my name is Val. I am a Subaru driving, graphic designing, beard loving, poetry writing, outdoor & environmental enthusiast.

I have continuously edited, deleted, and re-activated my profile to the point where I will keep my profile short and sweet.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a web designer for American Eagle Outfitters, workin that 9-5 corporate grind (for now). Eventually I hope to move cross country when I save up enough money.
I’m really good at
• photography / design
• cooking
• organization
• making people laugh
• packing things into a single space (due to many years of camping and moving during undergrad)
The first things people usually notice about me
My height, or lack thereof.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books //
Non-fiction, poetry, and well designed "coffee table" books.

Music //
Bear's Den, Ben Howard, Tycho, Alt-J, Fleetwood Mac, Fall Out Boy, Mumford & Sons, Kaleo

Shows //
Mad Men, GOT, Girl Boss, Sherlock

Podcasts //
This American Life, S-Town, Call Your Girlfriend

I take milk in my tea, my coffee black, the occasional matcha, and smooth whiskey on the rocks.
My favorite foods include roasted brussel sprouts with bacon, pasta bolognese, strawberries, sushi, mexican, and mediterranian.
Six things I could never do without
• camera
• sweaters / flannels
• art
• outdoors
• books
• the human consciousness
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I am constantly thinking about how much waste we produce as humans and how little people care. I watched an interview of a young girl who produced enough trash in a year to only fill a mason jar and has inspired me to be more conscious of my consumption. My ultimate goal is to be more self-sustaining and less wasteful for the benefit of the future of this planet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix, a game, or one of many pending projects.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a thing for bearded lumberjack types.
Also, I enjoy video games and don't ever plan to reproduce. I am often told I will change my mind. I feel so very strongly that I won't because my justifications are strong. I have seen what overpopulation has done to our beautiful planet, I don't ever think as an artist that I could handle the financial burdens of a family, and my drive to travel would certainly be hindered. Many may think, well that is selfish. But believe me, I think with the state of the world, lack of jobs and depletion of resources, I think I'm doing the planet a favor.
You should message me if
If you're able to give more than a few word answers. Also, if you dig the outdoors as much as myself and wish to pick at my brain, by all means message me.

If you don't recycle or at least have some sort of empathy towards the environment, don't bother.
The two of us