My birthday is on the 26th, so when I turned 26 I decided to run a marathon, which is 26 miles. To the surprise of everyone, most of all myself, I ended up winning. When it got hard, when my legs felt like lead ~ mile 22, I told myself: "it takes more energy to come to a complete stop than to keep moving at the same speed, so either collapse or keep going". And I did.
Through a great deal of 'soul-searching' and questioning life, the world, and existence in general, I've come to adopt a 'neo-nietzchian' philosophy of life: to try to be the best I can be, to push myself past the usual limits. to challenge myself mentally, physically, philosophically at every opportunity. To put it simply: I want to be awesome.
To be honest, I'm not sure I want a relationship. I'll never be the type who wants a white picket fence, 2.5 kids, and a minivan. I'll always to be looking for the next challenge, to make myself stronger, to the next adventure. I guess I'm not looking for a boyfriend or a husband, but for a partner, a companion to come with me, so that we can build on each other's strengths and achieve our common goal of uber-munchness.