I grew up in Seattle and moved to Texas as a teenager. I went to college in Austin at UT and got my degree in Business Management. After I graduated I worked in sales, and then branched off and have been doing my own thing ever since. I just got back from a stint in France, and I am still getting settled in the Houston area, because I haven't lived here in over 6 years. I try to be responsible with my money and try to avoid extending myself. I don't shop a lot - I physically barely own anything because I tend to move around a lot. I usually try to spend my money on cool experiences, such as tickets to a music festival or traveling or doing something with friends. I'm not sure about what I want to do career wise, but I do have some goals laid out and I need someone who has goals as well. These goals aren't necessarily a big house with a big salary - I would much rather have much less "stuff" and have more freedom financially. Having control over my working schedule is pretty important to me, and I would definitely like to own a business in the future, or at least find a fullfilling career in some kind of freelance or contract work. As you can tell, this section of my life is still "under construction."
Personlity wise, I like to think I'm smart and easy to get along with. It takes a while for me to reveal exactly what I'm thinking, and I enjoy a bit of mystery in dating. However, once I know you better and trust you then I start to open up and start being my usual witty and thoughtful self. In a relationship, I need to be able to talk about anything and have in depth and interesting coversations to keep me mentally stimulated. I really enjoy verbal banter where I can debate with someone and play devils advocate, but only when that person is open minded and has a really good sense of humor and can add insight to the conversation. People who have any kind of anger problems scare the bejesus out of me. I am pretty independent, and need my own space and alone time to think, recharge, and relax. However, I do like to go out and meet new people, and I always like a good party. I can fit in easily in many situations, and I'm pretty open minded and hard to offend. I want someone to have spontaneous adventures with, who won't scoff at my ideas and who will make my life a little more fun (not that I can't have it on my own).
I would definitely say that I am probably not very typical, at least in a city like Houston and a state like Texas. So, if you're not very typical either, then try and strike up a conversation :)
!!***********UPDATE - PLEASE READ!!!***********************!!
I just accepted a job on the wonderful island of S. Martin in the Caribbean! I will be working at a resort doing sales (ew), but I will be living on my Uncle's sailboat and learning the great art of sailing! I will be leaving in March and returning before the holidays next year (about 9 months). I already paid for the 3 month subscription to Match, so I guess I will just leave this profile up here. One thing I've learned is that you just never know what the hell is going to happen in life, so if you really really think we could be a good match then go ahead and contact me. If I like you then you never know what may happen :)