Hiyas everyone. My name is Scott Michael Olson. I just returned to SWTOR today after a few years away. I also am returning to COTP, as I was a member when I last played SWTOR. It's really good to be welcomed back by all of you. I love to talk and socialize, so you'll probably see me a lot on the Covenant Discord as well as in-game. I have both Alliance and Sith characters in SWTOR, but my main is "Tsaz-Taxek," a Jedi Sage currently at level 65.
A little or a lot about me? I'm currently 52 year of age. I'll be 53 in January 2021. I am a professional church musician for the last forty years - I started as choir director of my boyhood church when I was 12. I play pipe organ, piano, and sing Bass. I also have a home recording studio, and I very recently invested in it with my Stimulus money from the IRS. I am making a new foray into EDM, Trap,Hip-Hop, andTrance music. I live alone in a nice studio apartment with my favorite companion, my kitty, Ebony Cynthia Olson.
I won a roughly six month battle with Stage III Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cancer) last year in 2019. I've been in remission since around July/August of 2019, and my latest CAT scan this week showed no abnormalities and no sign of any recurring cancer. I am a diabetic with neuropathy, which has affected the nerves in my feet and in my bladder, among other areas, so I've been incontinent since 2014. Yet, I manage very well despite these disabilities.
I am also a survivor of multi-spectrum childhood abuse from my adopted mother and an adopted sibling. My adopted parents have both long since passed away. I met my bio mom in 2008 when I was 40 years old. I am her only son. We are still very close and talk on the phone frequently - she's in California, and I"m in Massachusetts.
I am a person with Asperger's Syndrome, so I feel emotions very deeply and I tend to be very sensitive around sarcastic people. I can get frustrated easily, and even my online gaming can be a source of aggravation if I don't find the right online environments and communities to be a part of. I am a member and guild leader of several other gaming communities, as well as in Discord.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Organ Performance/Music, as well as four undergraduate certificates of completion - one in Small Business Management, and the other three are in PC computiing, networking, repair, and Help Desk Support. I achieved a 4.0 average in my last three fields of study. I am considered very intelligent and talented by my professional peers and my personal friends, as my I.Q. is approximately 10-20 points higher than the national average. I have perfect pitch and love to improvise new and original music on a nearly daily basis.
I am a man of deep faith and conviction, though not overtly religious, I believe in a personal Higher Power that loves everyone that He created with eternal love. I identify with the GLBT community, though I am not active in my local "scene," and I remain single and plan to be single for the long-term foreseeable future.
I plan to be very active in COTP, and I would welcome any invitations to serve our community as an officer, or as a Discord admin, in the future, should the need and opportunity arise. Thank you so much for all the warm welcomes. Please feel free to send me a message or a shout out here or in Discord. I love to chat! Take care. Be safe and well.
Scott Michael Olson