At face value, I'm a pretty normal guy. I can build a fire, drink my whiskey neat, and build you wooden furniture. What it means for you- you'll never go hungry, I'll always be drunk, and we'll have a sturdy place to sit. Two truths and a lie.
I like knowing a little across a broad spectrum, and knowing a lot about a few things. I like to try new things and embrace new experiences, but I balance that against living life as a checklist or a social media catch-up. Influenced equally by guilt and inspirational Jim Carrey movies, I'll say yes to trying that thing when everyone else has said no and given you funny looks. I think this makes me a decently entertaining storyteller - or at least gives me fodder.
A little more? I'm motivated to leave things better than I found them. Life is short. I don't want to spend time in unenjoyable situations and I don't want to make others worse off. But it's not just being nice.
I value communication, honesty, and empathy. I bring those to the table. I'm patient and I listen. I'm also opinionated and confident and tactfully direct. And often "logical." But, I respect and welcome differences and diversity and seek understanding beyond passive tolerance. My friends often seek advice from me and that respect and trust is something I take pride in having earned.
I'm at a stage of my life in which things are really good and I'm appreciating each moment. It's been a journey. I'm in no rush, but I'm looking for something meaningful and substantive - a partner with whom the journey just gets even better.