I'm not going to lie, I'm 28 and still figuring myself out. I have a Doctorate in Linguistics, and a long history of doing little else other than working overnight in an Emergency Room. However, recent years have involved going out of my way to avoid the modern corporate landscape and escaping into the woods for seven or so months. My main source of income is a mixture of Service Dog training and a few seasonal jobs here and there if the mood so strikes me.
Typical summer and fall months involve working and living out of a Firewatch tower in Northern California. Everything outside of those seasons often involves pointing blindly at a map and traveling to wherever my finger lands. Everyday has proved to be an adventure thus far and I've done a little bit of everything ranging from Line Cook on a cruise ship to working with sled dogs in Norway.
I have a bit of a homebase in Indianapolis but travel the continental United States far more often than I am ever home. I train animals in my freetime and currently have a few personal dogs I compete with in dog sports, and do Search and Rescue with. Hobbies include; Making lopsided woodworking projects, growing a shameful amount of tomatoes and chili peppers in the summer, and helping rebuild cars by holding the flashlight steady. I don't watch much of any television apart from the increasingly depressing news, but listen to a lot of music and read an insane amount of books. I do enjoy gaming (PC & Board) from time to time aswell.
Overall I will try anything once. Ever done Competitive Ironing? I sure have, and it’s just as ridiculous as it sounds. Outside of my more unusual pastimes I enjoy Archery and showing my dogs in K9 competitive sports such as KNPV or Heelwork. It is also borderline shameful how long I’ve spent out in the woods over the course of 5 years hunting for the Forrest Fenn Treasure, but I am a complete sucker for a good mystery and modern day treasure hunt.
Overall life goals include; a pipedream of retrofitting an old van and just traveling across the Continental Americas for a few years prior to settling down in one location for the rest of my life. My more attainable life goals involve owning a small urban homestead and running a not for profit organization that focuses on urban farming within the inner city and other areas negatively affected by Food Deserts. I am also planning a Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2021, would love to find someone to tag along. Love my dogs, but they aren't avid conversationalists.