I did not take the most direct path to get to where I am at professionally or personally. I have been in many careers. I have enjoyed/loved many of them at the time and I really enjoy what I doing right now. I have been a fire fighter/medic, a police officer, a real estate agent, a home builder and currently I am an IT/Cyber security guy. If this was Sesame Street, I would lose that game "Which of these things is not like the other" because it is hard to see how they all fit, but for me they do. They all allowed me to build on one another to get to where I am today.
Material things do not impress me and a car is an expense, not an investment.
When it comes to dating, I am very selective. I prefer cute and fun over hot and spoiled :)