Recently, I was asked by an editor at Vitamin Daily to submit an idea for an ideal date. Although I’m far from a bachelor, I was inspired to come up with a creative date that really encapsulated who I am—a total nut job. Stacked up against my competition—4 Vancouver bachelors, I rose to the challenge. It got me thinking a lot about the man I love, the things that make me happy, and the adventures that I take that I actually enjoy.
I have never been attracted to the standard. I recently caught a tidbit about my Myers Briggs personality. I’m an INTP – basically a creative introvert. The tidbit brought to light something that really resonated with me. Myself, and others that fall into this same personality type tend to see whatever is the norm as distrustful, unattractive, and something to be avoided. Prompted by my desire to be different, I went into this challenge to really come to terms with the things that are most important in my life.
6 Things that Make me Happiest
- The Man I love more than anything in the world
- The things that we have in common
- The things that make us different
- Tattoos of Bugs
My ideal date:
“We’ll wake up early and drive around the city to see if we can find street signs that share names with our favourite people. Then we’ll take a walk in the woods, figuring it must be fate, because we both like insects and we both have tattoos of moths on our arms. We’ll decide that “Little Miss Ginger Cinnamon Biscuit Cutie Face” is a great name for our first kitten, and that my idea to name our first dog Barbara is just no good at all. We’ll finish the day sitting on the beach, eating spicy noodles in to-go boxes and talking about just how tiny we felt before we met and how much bigger life can feel in a day.”
Trevor Ellestad is a writer, an herbalist, and an ex-yoga teacher who spends his days creating plant-based magic at Vega. Trevor keeps a tidy home with his partner and their as of yet un-named spider monkey of a kitty cat in Vancouver, BC. At night, Trevor likes to surround himself with plants and obsess over the seemingly simple lives of cats and robots.