So, let me start out by giving you a sort of vague idea of what's going on in my life. I've been through some rough times, but I've come out of it unscathed, for the most part. I feel like I've learned a lot from my experiences, yet at the same time I feel like there's a lot I've missed out on. But life is a precious commodity, so I don't intend to let the rest of my time go to waste.
I've struggled with moderate/severe social anxiety since early childhood, but I don't let it define me or control my life. It does bug me, though, since I'm almost always the least talkative person in any given group of people, and that does not reflect my true personality at all. I would describe myself as an extrovert trapped in an introvert's body. Deep down I am a very gregarious, funny, outgoing person, but it just takes a while for those aspects of my personality to become apparent after first meeting someone.
I am a typical guy in some respects, but not so much in others. I sometimes enjoy hardcore music and action movies, but I couldn't care less about football, fast cars, shooting guns, or etcetera. I'm the type of guy who would rather watch cat videos on Youtube than watch a football game, and I have no qualms about admitting it. To pretend otherwise would just be putting on an air of phony machismo, and that's not what I'm about.
I am currently finishing up my classes at Salt Lake Community College and preparing to transfer to the U this fall to pursue a degree in computer science.
I am a bit of a science enthusiast. I enjoy reading about new and interesting scientific discoveries, and just about anything else, really. I love learning new things.
I place great value in being able to approach life's situations from a rational and logical perspective, while never losing the capacity for empathy and compassion. I feel like I've achieved a healthy balance in that regard.
My favorite Internet cat is Li'l Bub.
I enjoy reading, watching movies/TV, playing video games, and traveling to new and interesting places. My favorite color is red, my least favorite month is January, my friend Dusty has a camcorder, and I think this self-summary has gone on long enough.