jonveit
31 Philadelphia, United States
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My self-summary
I'm an intellectual-creative type but mostly enjoy just getting along.

I grew up in a philly suburb, went to Villanova and then began exploring the city after college.

Music has always been a encompassing part of my life as a writer, player and listener but more as a means to self-exploration then a career expectation. Career has only more recently become an interest.

Also love nature, pretty sights and socializing. I live near fairmount park which is great place to spend my weekend mornings. I'm social with high school friends but also hang out with the many creative types I've meet along the way.
What I’m doing with my life
I studied philosophy in college and upon exiting proceeded to take many turns. Bands, instrument repair workshops, farms, yoga teacher-training. This is just my story, so if you're someone whose had similar experience or rather has known all their life what they wanted to do, I can appreciate both experiences.

I decided about two years ago web development would be a good flexible choice for myself as a career direction and I began to self teach myself how to code and design. After free-lancing and working odd jobs, i found a solid one close to me that I'm enjoying. It's quite a relief after years in constant reflection of vocation. I like to think pulling myself through the whole process helped me garner perspective.

Although, I've become a little more settled I still have a huge appetite for life. I'm always writing words and music and would love to be able to do a tour eventually. I read a lot, these days mostly books on meditation. Psychology and mindfulness studies have a strong appeal to me but there's a lot to take in between all sorts of modalities. I'm currently just taking it in.
I’m really good at
I'm my own worst critic when it comes to music but if I can put it aside for a second, I'm a good musician. I have a healthy respect for technique but for me, music is emotion and I can access the many sides of life in myself and play them. My style jumps between rock and folk.

I'm also really good at being patient. As much as I experienced frustration trying lots of different things during my twenties, I do think I was patiently working through a lot of my own stuff.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've heard people mention that I'm extremely mellow, I like to think I just choose what to get excited about.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite fiction includes Herman Hesse, Richard Brautigan, Keourac. Poets Kenneth Rexroth, Denise Levertov, E.E. Cummings. However, I've mostly read non-fiction and yes I give credence to freud, marx, jung as well as stuff like upanishads, Ken Wilber or the strangest book on consciousness studies you've ever come across. This is just stuff that suits me, I don't need to meet someone else that reads that same stuff, that's often kind of boring.

I like movies and shows but it's actually in this category, I'll actually go much less intellectual. Sure I can enjoy art films and have plenty of favorites but the age of 'netflix and chill' is sort of upon us. I use TV and movies to unwind and enjoy adventure and comedy.

Music I love. I go to the philadelphia folk festival every summer and it's essentially my favorites part of the year. I'm thinking about going to the Austin Psych fest this April. I love Bowie, Dylan, Byrne, Young. I dig shoe-gazers like Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. I might have a slight obsession with the Brian Jonestown Massacre.
The six things I could never do without
Devotion, Family, Friends, Thoughtful Conversation, Nature, Music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Environmentalism, Social Change, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Politics, Art, Psychology and Unimportant Bullshit. Oh wait that's all one big thing.
On a typical Friday night I am
exhausted from my previous weeks adventures.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a neurotic for sure but I practice not being one?
You should message me if
you want to.
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