Even though most blogs are personal in nature, it is still difficult for me to write about myself. Perhaps it comes from a deep-seated conviction that at “Closing Time” none of this will matter anyway. Or I could just be shy…nah, don’t think so. For what it’s worth I am single and live with my cat (bet you didn’t see that one coming-hah!). I have been in relationships and marriage, some lasting quite a few years, and some rather fleeting. I am a firm believer that the things you encounter in life shape who you are. Hopefully by closing time you will have a skill set for living to take on your next adventure. Disclaimer here: what I believe is what shapes me, gives structure to my life, but it may not do it for you. Each person needs to find what works for them. Listen to your personal history, what does it tell you, what have you learned. If you haven’t learned anything I believe we come back again and again until we figure it out. All the rest is just empty calories.