**Disclaimer. My username recently updated. No impure motives. The old one just didn't suit me anymore.**
Why in the world is this so hard to write? I don't get it. If we were sitting have a conversation I would have no problem telling you about the things I love, the things I am passionate about, what helps me relax and the people who make my life what it is. But sitting here trying to type it in a box in this profile and I just can't come up with a way to say what I want to.
I actually do have a pretty good grasp on who I am, but finding the words that seem to fit doesn't come easy. I think the easiest/best thing would just throw together a randomesque list type dojobby, kind of like free form association, and see what winds up here.
I have a slightly off kilter sense of humor, dry, witty, a little British. But it allows me to see the humour and light side of almost any situation. And believe you me, that can come in handy.
While I myself may have my off balance moments (humour), my life itself is well balanced. I have learned to temper my fun with responsibilities, my passions with my obligation, my wants with my needs. Through learning how to do that, I have grown to see that you appreciate everything in life when you learn to appreciate it's counter.
Music is my lifes blood. There is no way around that. I will listen to darn near anything. I am most at peace when I have some good vinyl on the turn table and a nice glass of red by my side. Gives me a peaceful easy feeling.
Physical activity is important to me. I love camping, hiking, bike riding...just being outside is freeing. I hit the gym 3 or 4 times a week, and I am getting into Yoga. There is something about it that I find so relaxing and allows me to tune into the universe I live in. When I am stressed, there is nothing better than losing myself in the moment of a pose and bond with everyone I live around.
I'm a nerd. No lie. I love to read, all sorts of books. I just read an inspiring biography of Vincent Van Gogh...which leads me to another of my passions. Art. It's something I have loved all my life, but only now am learning to view it in a different light and absorb it as I would music. And I do have a special place in my heart for the works of Vincent himself.
My family is everything to me. I make sure I talk to my parents at least one a week and we get together for lunch or dinner one a month, if not more. If I turn into half the man my father is, I will consider myself a success. And I will settle for nothing less than the amazing relationship they have. They have been married for over 40 years and are still ridiculously in love with each other. I have family that isn't blood too. People who have been by my side through thick and thin...friend just seems to cheapen what they have done for me.
Decent intro list, if I do say so myself...yes..there is a lot more to me, more than anyone could ever fit here, but that's for another profile box..or a date...at another time.
When it comes down to it, I just want to feel like Peter Gabriel does in Your Eyes....there is something pure and beautiful about that feeling. At least, I imagine so.
And I guess I do owe you a fair warning...I am a rabid Cheesehead...during the NFL season I never miss a Packer game. Go Pack Go!!