While I'm relatively content doing my own thing, now I want to meet someone I can spend time with. The world is interesting and could go in so many directions. I want to share my life with someone who feels the same way and is looking forward to the adventure.
I'm wrapping up a year-long break from work and I'm rejoining the work force. It's also time I make relationships a priority. I'm happy and open to friendships but I'm hoping for more.
Life isn't about work, it's about spending time with people you enjoy. Money is a good enabler but chasing the dollar is not a sustainable path to happiness.
About a year ago, I bought a sailboat and then the place I work had some lay offs shortly after. I turned that opportunity into a much-needed break from work life. I learned how to sail and attempted to sail to Hawaii. In a couple years after I upgrade the boat and make it more robust, I'm planning on making it there and living there on my boat for a while.
At this point, I've burned through my savings so its time to go back to work... which I'm looking forward to in some sense. I'm a mechanical / robotics engineer and I have the privilege of having options in where I work. I've been lucky enough to work in a field I truly enjoy and I've had the privilege of working at some amazing companies.
Movies - Documentaries! Movies with a little depth and complexity. Most movies are annoyingly predictable and formulaic.
Shows - The Simpsons (possibly the best show ever), Game of Thrones, HBO / Showtime shows by people like David Milch.
Most of my life I've been inside my own head but it's easier to understand other people rather than yourself and I'm moving externally now. Understanding other people helps you understand yourself.
-you enjoy the simple things AND the complexities of life
-you'd like to come sailing
-you want to grow
-you want to do something that matters and make the world a better place