Me, right now

Inspired by Brian Eno’s A Year with Swollen Appendices (with no pretensions of being either as good or as clever)…

I am:

middle-aged
white (Finnish/Irish/other European bits/American)
American
male
heterosexual
divorced
under-employed
introverted
often shy
creative
thoughtful
generous
selfish
uncertain
hesitant
intuitive
stubborn
quirky
anxious
calm
always secretly in love with somebody
contrary
solitary
intelligent
naïve
trusting
suspicious
HSP
INFP
a cat person
quiet
funny
silly
an early adopter
resistant to change
a variety seeker
risk-averse
prone to taking huge risks
a former resident of Tokyo
afraid of flying
a sucker for big, beautiful eyes
not a big fan of poetry
a poet
full of contradictions
a graphic designer
(but I don’t do web sites)
a photographer
a renter
unlikely to ever go bungee jumping or skydiving
not a fan of suits (even though I look good in them)
pro-choice
anti-racism
neither Democrat nor Republican
non-religious
honest about not knowing all the answers
someone that people often turn to for advice
a good listener
messy (but not dirty)
(still) in a period of transition
always hoping for the best
worried about the worst
practical
a dreamer
not one to let go easily
picky
flexible
not suited to corporate work environments
always missing somebody
someone who requires a certain amount of ‘alone time’
someone who hates being alone
allergic to corn
going through a purging phase right now
doing my best to let go of what no longer serves me
embracing uncertainty
embracing variety
getting rid of the past
living in the moment
looking for a ‘regular’ job
staying open to new things
definite about what I don’t want
no longer interested in what everybody else likes
skeptical
hopeful
as likely to confound expectations as I am to meet them
detail-oriented
trying to worry less about the small stuff
a stickler for grammar and punctuation (the serial comma is our friend!)
not as prone to making lists as I used to be
often making pop-culture references in everyday conversation
averse to public speaking
a regular participant at local open-mic events
a fan of computers
trying to spend less time at the computer
independent
needy
no longer in contact with any of my exes (except one)
in need of a new pair of glasses
generally hesitant to ask for help (even when I really need it)
a creature of habit
always trying to break out of old habits
a walker
a Volkswagen owner
uncomfortable in small crowds
less uncomfortable in large crowds
often disappointed
drawn to outgoing people
more likely to speak up for someone else than I am for myself
good at making soup
too fond of chocolate milk
deliberate
impulsive
patient
easily annoyed
lassez faire
a control freak
comfortable with the familiar
itching to try something new
done with making this list (for now)

(4 July 2015)