It’s not hard to see that most things happen for a reason, but that’s about as philosophical as I’ll get here; as I write about myself in the third person as if I’m not actually writing it. Which I, Matt, have always found corny, but why buck tradition right?
Speaking of bucking tradition, as the only vegetarian-ish in my family, you can imagine the rolled eyes and head shakes I get… Wait, that Matt gets. For at least ten years, Matt has been an apathetic vegetarian going back to the mid 2000’s. As an animal person his entire life, and not really a foodie, (an eat to live kinda guy) it wasn’t that hard a decision really. He understood the health benefits as well as the positive moral implications of what he was doing.
The reason apathetic is bandied about around this site, is because he never had the direction to go full bore and found the road somewhat lonely. Sure, his girlfriend at the time thought it was a sign he might be gay, (thus our tag-line) and would try to change the subject; or his family assumed because he was an artistic guy that it was just a phase; and or his friends would use it as a way to break his stones, so he just tended to deal with it passively.
Another aspect to Matt’s development was not being bowled over by his own form. Not quite body dysmorphia but never one to go to a water park because he didn’t want to be ‘that guy’ who wore a shirt all day, (well that and good god the germs and piss!) having a runner’s body with no tone wasn’t enough for him, so he took control… The best though is how the meat-heads tell him to get away from the treadmills if he want’s to put on muscle weight!
Rounding out this novel is his realization of the health benefits and beyond that the practice of yoga has to offer. He appreciates his flexibility as far as guys go, having always admired that in women as well… Especially that they can do the upward bow with no issues, where it has become his white whale sadly.
Let’s just truncate the rest eh? Though chop busters of all sorts, Matt comes from a big loving family, as the last of five and an uncle of ten, his only sister is the most supportive; but doesn’t understand how someone can be a vegan who doesn’t like vegetables. (Yayyyy contradictions!) His friends are the same, often wondering when he’s going to teach a class that combines yoga with being hyper. (I tell them it’s called PiYo but they think I’m making up words.)
Also a good portion of his time is taken by his creative endeavors that include a lot of writing and acting lessons; so he can play an exaggerated version of himself on a dramedy series he put together with some help… Check out the link to TAIM , if you’ve even read this far… I know I haven’t and I wrote it! Wait, not that at all, Matt had it written for him, by someone also by the same name… Matty or Matthew I think.