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, but I know there's still a lot left to discover. And that's what I've set out to do: expand my mind, meet new people, have adventures, see the world, and broaden my horizons, among other things. I am currently in my fourth semester at Salt Lake Community College, working toward a degree in computer science. I hope to transfer to the University of Utah at the beginning of next year.
I have struggled with a moderate/severe social anxiety disorder since early childhood, but I don't let it control my life. I try not to, anyway. I tend to be somewhat quiet and reserved around people, but I am always looking for opportunities to challenge myself and push myself out of my comfort zone, not only when socializing with people, but in all aspects of life.
I am a typical guy in some respects, but not so much in others. I sometimes enjoy listening to loud, fast, hardcore music, but I have essentially zero interest in other stereotypical "guy" things, like cars and sports. I would much rather watch videos of cute baby animals 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 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.
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 February, and I think this self-summary has gone on long enough.