I am thirty-three years old and currently single. I broke up mutually with my last guy about three months ago. I work in the office of a medium-size corporation doing marketing projects. We are all in a "cube-farm" layout which is not as nice as private offices, but we must accept it.
Skill-building books that will concretely teach you how to craft melodies and chord progressions like professional musicians and give you a deeper understanding and intuition for how music works. As an amateur piano player who has always just read and played the sheet music, the number of "aha! The song examples perfectly illustrated the points in the text while letting me progress and repeat sections at my own pace. I have learned more from this book than any other music theory book I've read.