I want to be as prepared as possible for whatever challenges life has in store and look forward to anything that will help make me a better person. I have an ambitious professional plan and due in large part to my desire to have nice things, travel to beautiful places, and do really fun stuff, I hope to make a bunch of money. But, in the end my ceiling will be defined by my need to have some personal and professional balance.
While I am best when busiest, I also really enjoy relaxing to a good movie, book, or cocktail. Generally, I'm laid back and low-key. I think and hope that most people who know me would say that I'm pretty funny. I love to eat and have ruined enough food to be a good cook. I don't go out to the bars much anymore, but when I do I gravitate to smaller venues with interesting company, stimulating conversation, good music, and a relaxing atmosphere.
I look forward to the gym, golfing, playing softball and basketball, and running. I have dabbled in yoga, am a pretty decent ping pong player, swim like a fish, love to grow things/garden and can only stand the winter for about two weeks.
I come from a big, diverse, close-knit family. I have close reliable friends and I think they would say that I'm confident without being cocky. Because I have a good support network and I'm not short on confidence, I don't need someone to fill a void or to hold me up. Instead, I'm looking for a partner in crime; someone to compliment, enhance, and share in my life.
My favorite "trick" with relationships is to get excited and rush. I quickly want all of the good stuff that can only come from hard work, trust, and shared experience. From now on, I'm going to try a more patient approach; start as friends and see where that goes. At this point, I am convinced that to do it any other way is foolish. You can't build a house unless you first have a foundation.