At first impression most people write me off as a prudish middle-aged professional that has all of his ducks in a row. I have tasted that life (New house, expensive cars, fancy name brand clothes. I even started my own business that grew too fast for me to maintain so I sold it and it is still thriving). I always come back to my roots in the end. I prefer the simple life, own a 50s hot rod, (because I have always loved hot rods),, live on a 42' wood boat that I am restoring (because I love taking something that is worn down, misused or abused and turning it back into something beautiful) , and aside from the not-so-eco-friendly transporation I do recycle and reuse like a fiend, stream Netflix and refuse to pay for cable, let someone else worry about the ins and outs of running a company (so that I can focus on what is truly important to me and that is the people I care about), prefer to buy older items and repair them rather than buy new, keep my few friends close because they are the best friends anyone could have, would rather spend my day hunting frogs with my daughter (actually happened This May) than go to a mall, will have a drink here and there but don't need it in my daily life, cook amazing dinners (going by reviews, not my own tastes alone here) which then become lunches for days, am credit card and loan (not including student loans) free (which I encourage everyone to become), love working for a non-profit housing and develpment organization (ranked #4 out of the 100 best non-profits in Oregon last year - we house the homeless and destitude) and love that I have liquidated the excess from my life.