2,500 characters...how many words is that? Haha!
But umm yeah, I guess it's about time I updated this thing...again...for like the third time...not that I'm bitter...:D
My name's jared (surprise!) and I'm 26 going on 27, though apparently eternally babyfaced--something which my older sister likes to point out often. She says I shouldn't complain n that I'll appreciate it when I'm older. Of course I figure by the time I appreciate it, I'll probably be in front of the mirror in the bathroom brushing my teeth. When, in about ten seconds or so, God'll age me like 10 years in 10 seconds to make up for lost time. Honestly though, this is way down on my list of worries.
What *is* on my list of worries is this: at some point (oh, let's say before 40?) finding an eternal companion (boy, that sounds serious) or better(ly) put, someone who can put with me. Honestly (I say it a lot, because I am), I'm really easy to put up with. As a guy who grew up with just two relatively high maintenance sisters (I say this has a hallmark of my family--not the gender:), I feel like I'm qualified to say at least that for myself. Seriously, as me sometime what it was like sharing a bathroom with my sisters growing up while we all embarked on that journey that is puberty! (3
Anyway, I've always had a hard time writing about myself when it comes down to the cold, hard facts...y'know? I do much better relating this stuff through conversation in a natural (and usually humorous way). I am two classes away from graduating with a Bachelors in psychology--leaning towards at least a Masters because *something* tells me I'm gonna need it.
So yes, I am definitely a full-time student who works (very) part-time in a doctors office. While I have definitely saved over the years, I certainly don't have any gold to dig--and am certainly *not* seeking it from anyone else. :)
I guess you can say I'm sorta looking to buck the usual Mormon trend when it comes to relationships. While I certainly understand the circumstances of whirlwind romances and quick engagements, for myself I'm definitely looking for someone who can enjoy the ride of me, in that, you know, I totally wouldn't mind if we got to know each other for multiple years before engagement--and then, maybe even taking our time after that.
What can I say though, my feelings on love and relationships have definitely been colored by own life experiences and that of my family and friends. But again, to sum it up, while I can't necessarily dive head-first into marriage anytime in the near future, I am still *really* looking forward to that magical getting-to-know you process.
Hopefully this novel hasn't scared or disturbed you (too much), so let me just close by repeating myself one time. If you're looking to get married soon, I'm probably not your guy and you probably deserve someone better (trust me, I know they're out there:). However, if you're looking for someone to just kinda sit and simmer with while the bubbles of passion slowly come to a boil, hit me up!
Okay, so I couldn't type that last sentence with a straight face. :( Seriously, anytime I've ever used or thought of using a pickup line, I just lose it...in a fit of laughter. In fact, the best pickup line I've ever known for myself is the remarkably versatile and innocuous "hey, how are you?" Chances if I IM you, that's what you're gonna get. :) Really is amazing where a convo can go after that.
So yeah, I hope you guys (and by guys I mean girls, haha) have gotten a little gist of my personality through all this. Know again that I'm not dragging my feet but that I just wanna be absolutely sure that someone can put up with me before I ask them to. Romantic, ain't it? Ha! ~jared