Being a Navy kid, I've been asked who I am more times than I can count. It's just part of growing up the way I did. So you think I'd be good at answering the question. However, over the years, it's only become harder to answer it.

 

I'm a gamer. It's something that I've grown to enjoy. Not only because of the story telling and often beautiful artwork that goes into it (not to mention that it's just fun), but also because it's a great way for me to engage with friends who don't live close to me.

 

I also do a lot of reading. Recently, my "reading" has taken the form of audio books, but it's still consuming literature, so I think that it counts. I tend to read biographies or other forms of non fiction the most. But I enjoy fantasy and Sci-Fi as well.

I'm also a huge nerd, in case you haven't picked up on that already. I spend a considerable amount of time working on things related to D&D. Between building worlds for it, and actually playing the game, I'd say it's easily one of the most time consuming things I do.

 

Between reading and D&D, I do a fair amount of writing as well. I participate in NaNo almost every year, and do my best to participate in the similar CampNaNo throughout the year as well. Writing has gotten me through some pretty hard times, and I've found it much easier to express my thoughts through a character than trying to figure it out up front.

 

All these things, describe what I do, and how someone would see me going about my life. But I've never felt like these things really tell you who I am. Sure, they'll give you insight, since I wouldn't do these things if I didn't like them, but they don't tell you about my personality.

I'm the kind of person, that if you come to me for help, I will do my utmost to give it to you. I'm a firm believer in giving you every chance I can to help you succeed at life. Because of my mental condition it's not always easy, but I still do my best regardless.

 

I don't enjoy talking much, I prefer to listen. However, if you get me started, I am able to talk your ear off about various subjects that I find interesting. If the subject is space, you'll be hard pressed to get me to stop

 

I value my friends above anything else. There is nothing that is equal to what a friend can give to you. It's not something I take for granted. Without my friends, I wouldn't be where I am today, and I owe them the world

 

I'm often extremely hard on myself. I've attempted to give up multiple times, but each time, friends were there to pick me back up. But my goal is to take negatives and turn them into positives.