Currently I’m a builder by profession, a carpenter by trade. By that, I mean, at this season in my life I make my living building things, primarily homes. But to identify myself, or be identified by others, as simply “a builder”, or as “a craftsman”, is to nearly completely miss the point of who Dave Smith is. There are a number of things (numerous is more like it) that go into the making of who I am. My personal history, my family of origin, my personality, my likes and dislikes, my convictions, my beliefs and core values, my thoughts, what moves me emotionally, what motivates me, how I relate to others, the “why” behind the “how” I relate to others, my deepest desires, my deepest hurts, my greatest fears, my successes, my failures, to name a few.
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