It felt disingenuous to write about myself, as I didn’t want to present an idealized version of me. So instead I asked my friend to write it; this is what he wrote.
Joshua is a great guy – intelligent, down-to-earth, loyal, caring, he’s been a brother to me. He has a great sense of humor, and he’s incapable of being negative. His letters and conversations are fun and brilliant (and all over the place.) As a pen pal he never asks for anything, but instead does everything in his power to help others; especially entertain and encourage them. He loves to write letters and meet new people, he’s a very outgoing and open-minded person.
Education is very important to Joshua – he’s a few classes away from his B.A. He’s into computers (and video games), and reads a great deal. He’s proficient in a surprising variety of skills and jobs, and has lived as far as Alaska and Maryland. He also likes to keep in shape with sports, kettle bells, and jogging. He can also be spiritual and introspective.
Joshua has many interests and hobbies. Nature, anime/manga, books, movies, jokes/comedy, and good food with good company. He possesses a mind eager to experience all that life has to offer (he probably doesn’t get enough sleep.)
A good hearted person like Joshua doesn’t come along very often; once you meet him you’ll wonder where he’s been all your life, he’s quite a character. Trust me you’ll be happy you meet him.