Hi. My name's CM and I've been following @TeranNotTerran's writings and vision for New Country Project as well as /v/GoatsGulch for a while now and finally have the opportunity to sit down and officially join and contribute what I can.
I'm 29 years old and currently living in the DFW Metroplex. West Texas is not far from me at all. I have also spent considerable amounts of time living in rural environments including the Gulf Coast of Texas, East Texas and some Far North towards the Oklahoma border. I've volunteered several times, once at a Wolf Preservation Sanctuary in Williams, Oregon and another at a Homestead / Organic Farm in Bonham, TX.
In my younger years I sowed my wild oats, partying, getting into drugs, breaking the law, paying the consequences and thinking that I knew everything when really it was apparent I knew next to nothing. However, I've always been homesick for a home that I've never been able to find in a society which never sought my consent as to its rules of engagement, laws, infrastructures and modus operandi. Life has kicked my ass and humbled me in so many ways. It's so easy for me to kick MY OWN ass down a few notches and become overwhelmed by how much of my life was utterly wasted but at the same time it put me on a path that involved meeting MANY amazing individuals that I never would have met otherwise. Ultimately, it made me who I am today which is a man who may not be that great but I know what I'm capable of and what I have to offer my community.
I would love to talk more. If you have any questions or would like to get to know me. I'd certainly like to hear from some of you and from your stories as well.