About "How could I have been anyone other than me?"
I am loyal, honest, hard working, and responsible. I hold myself to very high expectations. Because of this, for good or bad, I hold the people in my life to high expectations as well. I quickly lose respect for anyone that lies, cheats, and doesn’t take responsiblity for their actions. I want very simple things: good friends, good food/drink, and a good book. I could spend forever sitting on a beach doing nothing.