I'm at a pretty good point in life right now and I am motivated to find the right woman as the icing on the cake.
Here I will attempt to give a very brief life story: I was born in Oregon, moved to Smithers at age 7, and moved to the Island at age 12. Out of high school I took the Jazz Program at VIU from which I have derived limitless inspiration, solace, challenge, and exploration in playing music. I started with guitar 19 years ago and now I am at a level where I am comfortable playing most anything and I am branching out to other instruments. A few years after VIU, I began with Anthropology studies at UVic. I decided to switch to Psychology with plans to become a counselor. People tell me that I am a good listener and I have a personal mission to help those with issues similar to those I witnessed in people close to me. At UVic, I also partook in the co-operative education program and got some interesting placements with the Provincial Government. I graduated in excellent standing, but it was a bit poorly timed in coinciding excatly with the economic downturn of 2008. I did a fair amount of soul searching and recently decided to switch gears completely in working towards a career in carpentry. I am enjoying the hands-on problem solving aspects of the job along with the tangible results and it feels good to be getting in better shape than I ever though possible. I am still entertaining the possibility of pursuing a masters degree a few years down the road as I have some friends who have put their Psychology degrees to good use.
I spend a great deal of time outdoors being active and enjoying the finer things in life, such as a good home-cooked meal. I enjoy adventurous activities such as surfing, snowboarding, backpacking, and mountain biking as well as relaxing activities such as reading. I take an interest in plants and like to feel self-sufficient, so I have been keeping a garden for five years and harvesting some wild foods (wild strawberries are my favorite)
I am very open-minded and easy to get along with. I balance periods of hard work and discipline with periods of spontaneity and playfulness. I don't experience much drama in my life because I am good at empathizing and seeing other people's points of view. I am also quick to take action when I find that socializing with certain people becomes unrewarding and overly confrontational.
Apart from career and education goals I am looking to start up a new band which will be as great as the ones that I played in while living in Victoria. I really want to do some traveling as well. South America would be my preferred destination.
I have a fairly specific idea of what I am looking for in a girlfriend, but I think that it is wise to not volunteer this information up front. I could be pleasantly surprised as well so I am ready for good things which might come along.