Hello Think Atheist.
My name is Charlie, and I have been on the site more off than on over the past couple of years. This is actually my first little blog post on this site. I am just going to take the time to tell you guys a little about myself, and give you an insight into my further writings. I want to try to be more active here on this website.
Anyways, as I had already stated, my name is Charlie. At the time of writing, I am 18 years old -turning 19 in March. I am a college student at Middle Georgia State College, at the Macon, Ga. campus. Macon is where I have been born in raised, with very subtle exceptions. I hate it. I plan on moving after this semester, though I wish I could take my college with me. I am currently in General Studies, and not sure if I want to study English or science, or go learn another language. I guess I will figure that out when I get there.
I do a variety of things. I have been playing the guitar for five years this May. I have been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a year and a half, and kickboxing for eight months. I love martial arts and the UFC; my favorite fighters are Alistair Overeem and Joe Lauzon. Since we have a lot of pool tables, I have started trying to get good at playing billiards. I love poetry, and I try to write it. I can write twenty poems in a week, or write one in a two month span. It comes to me in spurts. I also started avidly lifting weights around three months ago.
Since this is a religion - or religion-less in this case -, I figure that I should mention I am an atheist. I became an atheist around three years ago, during my tenth grade year in high school. I spent four years in a private, Baptist school, so I definitely know Christianity, and know enough about religion to know that I don't want any part of it. Despite my lack of religion, I align myself philosophically with Buddhist principles. It is a great system to follow by, if you don't know much about it, I encourage you try to find out a little more. Don't ask me! Everything I have learned is from reading and online! I will point you in the direction of Shinzen Young.
I have a ton of goals over the next several years of my life. A lot of them are crazy ones; some goals are not so much. I want to go skydiving. I want to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. I want to earn my college degree. I want to earn towards my black belt in BJJ, with the goal of having black by the time I am 30. I want to fight in a cage, at least once. I want to buy a motorcycle and drive it everywhere. I want to backpack around Europe. Monotonous list, I know, but I think these are good to keep in mind if you continue to read my future posts.
That is a little bit about me! I hope you feel adequately informed about who I am and what I do in a nutshell. I try to be really open, so if you want to talk, just message me on here. I will get back to you as soon as possible. I love to converse with people, and if you live nearby in Ga., I would love to meet up with you over coffee or lunch. Ladies, I'm single. :)
Love and strength your way,