I thought today I would just introduce you formally to who I am and what makes me who I am. My name is Garrett Land and I like to think of myself as the master of common sense. It's not exactly a trait most people would think of to have, but alas it is my superpower. What I mean by this is that I hold my positions of judgement to be of the highest quality. I hold my ethics to the highest standards, rendering me the 'nice guy'. My daily goal is to simply go to sleep at night with only friends and no enemies. I want everyone to be glad that I'm the one around them, and not someone else.
It's very difficult to be the nice guy, it really is. I feel like my hard effort put out to remain the nice guy goes unnoticed. Not only that, but despite how nice I act around people, I still can't get a date. Some might call this the 'friend zone' but I simply believe that all of the female race prioritizes the douche-bags over the nice guys. Here I am, almost 20 years old, and I've never had a girlfriend, or for that matter any girl to call a good friend, as if they try to avoid me. I try to tell myself that I'm not the only one, that there's far more out there who are older and more unlucky, but I have yet to find proof.
"My mind is pure man! I don't fall victim to the female race. I'm here, sans girlfriend, to help you guys out."
All of this makes me who I am, however. The fact that I've never had a girlfriend means that I still have the most pure mind of them all. From the outside I get to see what makes relationships work or fall apart. I have no significant other to sway my opinions otherwise. Because of this, I have pure ethical relationship advice to dispense to any of my friends in need. Whether they heed it or not I'm not sure, but I try nonetheless.
Growing up I've always been the 'undercover geek'. I don't really look like a geek, unless the glasses give it away entirely, but other than that I'm pretty normal. After long days at school and not talking to anyone I sat around (I wasn't really shy, I just didn't like most people), I would go home and boot up my favorite MMO (not World of Warcraft) and play it until I slept. I hated this lifestyle horribly. I felt like Dr. House who after a while detected his problem of hallucinations resulting from Vicodin, except I didn't have hallucinations, and I was addicted to video games, not drugs. I knew this had to change.
January 3, 2011 I enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in hopes of not only reaching physical and mental peak, but being forced away from all of my bad habits that I wanted so dearly to get away from. The many challenges offered to you in becoming a Marine seemed like exactly what could help me in all the ways that I needed. I would learn to work well with others and be a great team member. I would be able to be in shape for the first time in my life, and not just IN shape, but strong in so many ways physically and mentally.
So here I am today, telling my tale. I leave off to boot camp on March 28th of 2011 to change my life and everything in it.