So I'm not sure if I'm running away from something or running toward something, but I'd like to think it's the latter. I've read some pretty amazing and heartfelt posts on here, so I've decided to create an account and place a post of my own out there. I'm 39 years old. I guess we might as well just start there. People key in on the physical, so I'll just lay it out there for ya lol. So far the grey hair hasn't started to show up, but the leaves change in autumn with little notice, so I guess it could happen any day now. :) I'm 6 foot even, and I've always kept myself in great physical shape. I have a strong back, which I can easily attribute to a life that has been no stranger to manual labor. I guess you wouldn't really know it to look at me, but I'm country to my core. I grew up surrounded by fields and woods, and I learned to hunt and fish from an early age and those two things have remained some of my favorite hobbies and ways of reconnecting with nature throughout my entire life. My first job was working on a dairy farm in Ohio, bailing hay and tending to the cows. I've learned so many things throughout my life, and I'm a very intuitive student when it comes to the unknown and taking on new ventures. It's just going to sound like I'm bragging if I start to run down a list of things that I know how to do or talents that I've acquired throughout life, but since this is partially like a resume for any prospective lady suitors out there, here goes...
My grandfather was a lifetime mason and construction foreman, so I know a lot about construction and I can definitely lay a foundation, brick, or cinder blocks. As mentioned above, I'm also an avid hunter, fisherman, but also know a lot about primitive survival, such as trapping small game, fire starting, etc. I've taught myself Spanish, how to cut my own hair, how to install a Solar energy system, I love to garden and I'm all about the organic/composting style of gardening. There's just something so rewarding about planting something from seed and cultivating it to the point where you're enjoying it and biting into that juicy delicious tomato that you grew yourself. Or even just the smell of the tomato plants themselves as you walk through the plants and admire the fact that the plants themselves are as tall as you are and you DID that... Anyway, I'm getting off topic lolol.. So I also know a lot about many different things that are just usual on a day to day basis. I am good with a hammer and woodworking, furniture building/restoration has become a hobby of mine over the past few years. I know basic electrical stuff, basic plumbing stuff, and I have a mind that is just constantly seeking ways to make things better or more practical. I've become quite the mechanic throughout my life as well! Mostly because it just feels good not getting ripped off by a crooked auto mechanic, but also because I just take pride in doing things myself. I also LOVE to cook! Cooking is almost like an art form in itself. I also know a lot about herbs, both medicinal as well as for cooking. Oh, and speaking of art, I have a very creative mind when it comes to art or any sort of project. My greatest form of art, however, is writing. I've always been a writer, and I'll forever be a poet. That's just something that started at an early age for me and will forever be ingrained in the fibers of my soul.
It started out looking like Colorado for me.. However I'm not completely sold on the exact location yet. I've found about 5 acres that I can afford there, but land is also very affordable in Texas and Arizona as well. There is also a lot of natural beauty in Washington and Oregon. I love nature. Just being on the water or in the mountains does something to calm my soul. Just one more reason to set off on my next adventure. I'll start off with a decent sized RV. It will have to be a little older and I'm sure I'll need to fix it up a little bit, but that's ok because I'll have plenty of time on my hands and nothing but work in front of me to take care of. It'll be so rewarding to see the fruits of that labor go directly towards my future, perhaps "our" future if I meet someone to share all of this with. I'll start on the solar powered grid first. I'll need sustainable power for charging cordless drills, saws, etc. I'll have 200-250 gallon water tanks until I can get a well water system in place. I figure that I can also set up some rainwater cisterns as well. I'm intrigued by yurts, but I've seen several people that started off with yurts and converted to a traditional brick and mortar eventually. Yurts just weren't made for colder weather climates. I'd like to build a little cabin. One with nice but simple amenities. Something cozy and clean, and done right. Before I get to the cabin though, and after establishing the solar system, I'll most likely do the greenhouse next. I'll bring tons and tons of food, mostly nonperishable stuff, and there are some companies on Amazon that sell massive quantities of freeze dried emergency rations. That food will only get me so far though. So I'll quickly get to work on growing food with a huge supply of heirloom seeds that I'll bring with. Then, I'll get started on building some chicken and rabbit huts. I'm definitely not a vegan or vegetarian but I respect anyone that is. God bless, I could never go without my protein in the form of meat.
These are just some of the many many details that I've been lining up. Details, to support what's at the core of this new adventure as a whole... I want to reconnect with the beauty in this world, and I really just don't want to do it in an isolated fashion. I'd really love to have someone to share that beauty WITH. Someone to appreciate all of the little things with. Isn't that what life and love are all about?.. The little things. Little moments, sweet gestures just to let the other person know that you care about them and that you're thinking about them and that you're invested in their future because they MEAN something to you. I'm fed up with a lot of things in this world, and the dating scene is one of them. There are a lot of messed up women out there. Many of them think they want a good guy, but then oddly enough they don't know what to do with one when they find one.
So yeah.. I'm doing this. With or without someone to share it all with, I'm just going to do it and it's going to be amazing. Either way, I'll never be totally alone. I have an adorable half black lab/half shar pei that is 3 years old, and she's just amazing. She'll never really get much bigger than 40 lbs. , and she looks like she's a black lab puppy. Perma-puppy for life! Really though, she's the sweetest. I even got her registered as an emotional support animal so I could sign us up for volunteer work at cancer centers and local hospitals. Truth be told though, I'm fairly certain that I am 100% the emotional support for HER, but the tiny little emotional support vest I got her wouldn't fit right on me so I guess it just had to be this way ha! My time frame for making all of this happen is going to be fairly soon, as in over the next 30-60 days as I make all of my last minute preparations. So if there is a woman out there whom is interested, please just hit me up. I'm a very good natured guy. I'm slow to anger, I have a huge heart and I love helping other people and I enjoy making others happy.. This is especially true of the woman that's in my life. I've discovered that I somehow operate on another level altogether when I have someone in my life that I can be affectionate toward. But all in all, I know that I am a genuinely good person, and I'm just seeking someone likeminded in that sense. I am very positive, and eternal optimist, and the companion in my life doesn't need to be perfect. I don't hold people to such standards. I really just do NOT get along with extremely negative or pessimistic people. People like that and I are like oil and water, we just don't mix. So... If you're still reading this massively long post, you're obviously somewhat interested. Either that, or perhaps I'm actually a decent writer after all and this has just been mildly entertaining to read? Hahaha thank you for reading all of this, regardless. If you'd like to start a conversation, please, let's chat! To whomever might be reading this out there in this strange world that I hardly recognize anymore, I wish you all the best!