I am taken.
My name isn't actually TiltedLibra! It's Ben. I like to think I'm a pretty interesting/complex person but when I stop to think about it I tend to come up blank. I guess that would make me pretty modest since I don't tend to brag too much about myself. That might be a bit of failing, and you might think that is me not having any pride but you'd be wrong. I just don't like to rub things in peoples faces. No need for it, and I like to think people are as awesome or awesomer (not a word, but I'll run with it!) then me. Just more interesting really, since I know my story after all.
Anyway, where was I? Oh right. Trying to talk about me.
I am active duty, United States Navy stationed The Naval Academy here in Annapolis. Enlisted side, not an officer. Well, I'm a Petty Officer...you get the drift. I work for a living while the officers push the paper around. I've been in the service for almost 7 and a half years now and will be out at the end of the summer for a variety of personal reasons that you're free to ask about.
Mainly because I'm a single parent who has custody of a lovely seven year old for most of the year. And that would be the school year, being that I'm in a much better position to take care of her school needs and such then her mother is. There's also a story behind that if we talk, and you inquire and we're at a good point to talk about it, I will tell. If you have a problem with me taking care of a child and having her in my life then you probably should stop reading and scroll up and go find your guy elsewhere. Even though I will make it clear here that I am not trying to find a replacement mother for my daughter, I would never expect anybody to be comfortable at trying to fill those shoes. Even with that said many of you will probably scroll back up if you haven't already and if you have you probably aren't reading this now. So.
For those who are still reading and still interested, I appreciate you, I really do.
I am however, looking for somebody for me and somebody who will be ok and comfortable with me being a parent. This also may go without saying: I am perfectly happy and comfortable with being somebody who has kids. It is not a problem for me.
I'm a smart guy, a bit of a nerd and am never offended when I'm called a dork. I like to write, I like to draw to relax, I'm a big book worm when I find the time and the right book and I love listening to music..It pretty much fills my life and helps keep me buoyant. And while it's been awhile since I've been out camping and fishing they are some of my favorite past times. I plan on going to school full time once I'm out of the Navy. I don't know where that is yet, or where I'll be going. If anywhere. That depends on variables and how life plays out for me here. That's still a good ways off right now...