Just turned 40 and looking for either that reversal magic or gentle confirmation of communing with other guys. I've struggled against my introvert tendencies for years in spite of being a work-at-home white collar type for the past several years. Perpetually single probably because I don't get out enough.
I've been re-evaluating where I'm at in life to determine if better opportunities await in far away states. I've narrowed the search down to four major metro areas, two of which would require significant reinvention of who I am due to expense of garage space. Is it a worthwhile tradeoff? Don't quite know that answer yet.
I've worn many hats in the last couple of decades but none dominant over others -- woodworker, mechanic, electronic tech, data security consultant. My "therapy" is restoring old cars, old jukeboxes, and vacuum tube radios & early TVs. Sometimes it involves creating a whole new vocabulary of frustrations, but the feeling of accomplishment in the result keeps me coming back.
This forum appeals to me in that inner search for who we are and what is our influence on society. I like what I've read so far and look forward to very interesting discussions.
I hope you find who you want to be.
welcome, where you looking at?
I got married at 44. It's not too late -- if you push it!
LOL I don't believe I'm the type to get married.....eternal bachelor I suppose.
Glad to have you here, Mike. You will find a wealth of good discussions and advice here, along with plenty of talk that should be taken with a grain of salt. Your "therapy" of restoring old things sounds very interesting. Best wishes in making a decision about moving.
Hey Mike, welcome to the "Art of Manliness" from one introvert to another. Glad you've joined and welcome aboard.