Hi my name is John (original I know).
I'm a very creative person who thinks there is beauty in everything. I have a unique outlook at life, and I'm not afraid to wear my eccentricities on my sleeve. I don't mind being a little odd or silly, as long as there is joy in what I'm doing. And I don't mind getting lost ( in thought or in real life, it's all good fun) because you never really know where you'll end up. :)
I was born here in TN but I was raised up in PA, about a half hour from Lake Erie. I went to college in Pittsburgh, though I unfortunately graduated right after 9/11 so I've not been as successful as I'd hoped. My talents are in art but my dream is to write. But I do what I can to get by.
I am blessed by my family and friends. They are my heart and saw me through my hard times. No, I haven't always been active in the church. I come from half member family. I'm third gen LDS on my mother's side, but my dad is VERY not LDS. As a result there were a lot of conflicting teachings growing up. I was never able to go very far from the church, though. I don't have any children of my own, I had a step daughter in my brief marriage and she was my world. I loved being a dad and so I do want a family of my own, but for now I enjoy seeing my niece and nephews whenever I can ( and yes I have a favorite).
I do have a few quirks; a like fantasy and science-fiction, I still love a good cartoon. I enjoy flea markets ether just to walk around in, people watch or maybe find a good buy. I love to play a good game; video, card or table-top. I am outgoing, but shy. I have a hard time expressing myself verbally at times.
Creativity is very important to me, it's like breathing, and few things make feel as good as when I'm writing, drawing or just dreaming stuff up. I like having my head in the clouds though I do try to keep at least one foot on the ground. I'm bit of a hopeless romantic, (and a little eccentric) and I like being that way. Any oddities and/or quirks you have are a bonus. What makes us unique is a beautiful, and a precious part of who we are. So revel in your weirdness, and smile :)
As for what I want in a relationship; I want Honesty above all else! Talk to me, tell me about your day, good, bad or in between. If I did something wrong let me know (cause I probably have no idea). If you have an crazy or fun idea share it and we can laugh together. In short I want love, ( don't we all) but right now i'll settle for a friend.
Oh, and one more thing worth mentioning; I'm not perfect. I am flawed and I've made a lot of mistakes to be who I am, and will most likely make more. I want someone to love/ like me for me. dream with me, and help me keep that one foot on the ground. But don't we all want someone like that.
So if I haven't scared you off and all this sounds like something you would be interested in or if you just have a few questions, just ask. I'll answer.
P.S. BIG plus if you can im. But messaging is ok too.
(note; i just got back on LDSS and this is an edited version of the old greeting so it's likely to change in the next week or two)