My name is Daniel. I am first time marathon participant. I have rarely written poetry; and do not consider myself an avid reader of poetry. I am joining this marathon to expose myself to something new; to challenge myself; to feed my need to create; to meet new people; and to share in this communal experience.
I am a folk art enthusiast, a collector of creches, an appreciator of early music, a baker, a believer, and a creative.
Solving problems is something I love to do in addition to innovate, develop systems, design things, write, think, and strategize.
Seeing the future as a fixed destination is something I do not do. Instead, I see it as a place I create out of the choices I make right now. I live in the moment. This does not mean that I do not have a plan or plans. I do.
I am drawn towards people to help them experience success. Each individual is a work in progress and their potential is all I see. I am fueled by the sign of growth in others. This brings me strength and satisfaction. I hope others can realize that my helpfulness is both genuine and fulfilling to me.
Time alone for musing and reflection is very important to me. I like to think. I like mental activity. I am introspective. A mental hum is one of the constants of my life.
I derive a great pleasure and strength from being around close friends. I am comfortable with intimacy. I deliberately encourage a deepening of relationships, accepting the risk that this certain kind of closeness implies.
These themes: adaptability, development, intellect, and relator will help prepare me for the marathon.
Thank you for reading,