I don't care much for self-vaunting behavior, but a few words to describe myself would be: conversational, interested in the details, playful at heart, serious in thought, and fiercely loyal. My favorite conversations are with people who think about life.
I'm a habitual experimenter and explorer. For instance, I've found an upscale, little paleta shop hidden on a side street in the historic district of Chandler with seasonal flavors. If you haven't ever tried Sandia (watermelon with mint), it's worth adding to your repertoire.
After high school and the mission, I was swallowed by about 15 years of education and on-the-job training. Now that it's over, it's like walking into the sun after having been kept in a dungeon. Or, maybe this is what it feels like to be a product off a factory conveyor belt. In either case, there is some living to be done. However, no more dangerously stupid adventures. I've hit my quota and learned about mortality.
The church is the most important thing in life. If it's not at the top, nothing else matters. If it is at the top, then everything else just falls into place.
“Testimony isn't something you have today, and you are going to have always. A testimony is fragile. It is as hard to hold as a moonbeam. It is something you have to recapture every day of your life.” -Harold B. Lee
Not too long ago, my brother, dad, and I hiked the "hard way" into Reavis' Ranch in the Superstition Mountains. Be prepared to leave a little blood on the trail if you go. There is an 140-year-old apple orchard hidden in the Arizona desert. Thousands of ice cold apples covered with morning dew in a perfectly mysterious little valley. The surrounding hills brim with Native American artifacts and history. Stuff like this is fuel for the soul. Road trips (not herbal colon cleansers or essential oils) are routinely needed for detoxification.
I've decided peaceful relationships run on great conversation and loving the person more than the activity. My benchmark is liking someone well enough to be happy even doing absolutely nothing with them. After that, road trips and exploring are just icing on the cake.