When I'm not working hard towards licensure, I'm just trying to find different ways to get the most out of my life. Hiking, yoga, live music, live sports, and other adventures are a big part of my life. I also love tracking down good food, but not completely at the expense of my fitness goals. In recent years I've lost 90 pounds and I'm gonna work my ass off (literally and figuratively!) to keep improving and hitting all my fitness goals.
Personal improvement is a big thing for me, so I've been working hard to improve my fitness and drop weight. Hiking, yoga, sports, and other daily workouts are a big part of my routine. Otherwise, when I have time, I try to have as many exciting adventures as I can. That often means trips out to Boulder or even as far as Estes Park.
But personal improvement comes in a lot of different shapes and sizes, so I'm always trying to read, learn new things, and on the odd occasion I'll really try to push myself to try new experiences.
I'm smart. I'm funny. I know how to have a good time. I'm a good listener. I care. I'm good at striving to drive myself to be better. I'm motivated.
I'd like to be good at playing my pocket trumpet, but that one's still a work in progress.
They've also noticed my weight loss, but I don't think that's what this question was really asking for.
Movies: Apocalypse Now, The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Dr. Strangelove, L.A. Confidential, Glengarry Glenn Ross, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Fifth Element, Once Upon a Time in the West, and a whole lot more!
Shows: The Wire, Deadwood, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Larry Sanders Show, Rome, The Daily Show, Community, Seinfeld, Chappelle's Show, Extras, Da Ali G Show, True Detective.
Music: I'd make a mess of this section if I tried to nail down specific bands. I like old-school rock. Jazz. Funk. Soul. Anything with some good brass. A LOT of the music I love comes from New Orleans. But I'll give just about any kind of music a try.
Food: Short answer? I love food that's not good for me. If I had to pick specific kinds o' food? Pizza, wings, good burgers, barbeque, and delicious pastas are often a good start. More broadly, however, I tend to like Italian, Mexican, and "American" foods.
2. My family.
3. Sad but true: My phone. I'll admit that I'm embarrassingly reliant upon it at times.
4. The Great Outdoors. So much to explore!
5. Music. So many different kinds. Such a wonderful source of energy, meaning, connection, and (most important of all) fun!
6. Gusto. I effing love life. I'm here to have fun. This world of ours isn't nearly the same if we're not enjoying ourselves.
Not at all in any specific order, by the way.
Some nights I go out and have an adventure. Some nights I just catch up with friends. Maybe I'll go to see live music, maybe a sporting event. Maybe it's just drinks with friends. Maybe I'll keep it low-key and relax at home.
The truth is, I'll take what life gives me and try to have the maximum amount of fun possible.
Yeah, I said it.
Heck, if you've got unanswered questions, you can ask!
I'm funny, I'm smart, I'm always trying to better myself, and I try to have a good time. I'd like to think these are pretty positive features. If that sounds good to you, then... well, you know what to do.