I've gone back and forth about creating a profile on here for a while. And I finally convinced myself to do it after seeing some potentially interesting people on here, and realizing I've kind of exhausted my options in my social circle. So I want to meet some new people.
As my other info says, yes I'm a software engineer. I've been doing that for about 8 years, and for about 6 at my current location. I like it well enough, and it takes great care of me, but I must admit wanderlust is setting in quite substantially.
Which is why I love to travel. I think routine can provide security, but also make you feel a bit trapped. I would travel all the time if I had people willing to go. I'm afraid if I went back to Europe that I wouldn't come back. Well, I think my boss is more worried about that than me. But there is just something about the idea of not knowing what is necessarily going to happen everyday that is quite appealing to me.
When I was at Yosemite, I had the greatest time. There were so many times that I was literally overwhelmed at what I saw, and I just couldn't process it. Looking across the valley and seeing so many amazing things without even having to move, that awe, it would be great to have that everyday.
However, I can get great joy out of simple things. I love to laugh, and love when other people laugh. I love company and conversations, and prefer smaller groups to larger ones because I feel as if I can pay more attention to what is being said. But large groups do have their place.
I love being active, and this summer would always play ultimate frisbee on Wednesday's. Its one of my favorite games even though I broke my collarbone, had surgery, and was basically debilitated for two months.
Before I broke my collarbone, I played guitar quite a bit, and had started taking piano lessons. I've also written some songs and it was a great outlet for me. I'm trying to get back into it, but being out of everything for 2 months really threw me out of whack.
Wow, it is really hard to collapse myself down into such a short space. And I still have to say what I would like to find in someone else, so here goes.
One requirement of course is a great sense of humor. If you can get me laughing uncontrollably you will be one of my favorite people.
It would be great if I could meet someone who hears what other people say. Lots of people say they are great listeners, but they just mean they don't talk.
The person needs to be semi-athletic, or at least able to go hiking, play volleyball, frisbee or go on trips without me worrying about whether they are going to pass out.
And lastly, although this list has by no means been comprehensive, the person should sometimes just be ridiculous. Not necessarily around other people, but if you've ever just started randomly dancing while alone, that's a great way to be.