I believe in optimism (I teach middle school math). I believe that a simple overwhelming positive attitude is enough to change any situation.
I love to travel. I enjoy seeing new things, and doing new things. I love to get lost in a new city or place. For me traveling doesn’t always have to be riding elephants in India, which would be amazing by the way, but could be as simple as a road trip to a city we’ve never seen before. Or snuggling in a tiny tent in a national park. (Sequoia's my favorite)
I love the outdoors. I love to camp (backpacking and car camping) and hiking to see some of the awesome places God has created. I love chasing waterfalls, but I also stick to the rivers and lakes that I’m used too. Yes, that was a TLC reference. :D You're welcome!
Church: I was raised Protestant, but left because I was a very angry kid (had my reasons). I started going to Catholic church towards the end of highschool when I realized I didn't have to be angry anymore. About a year ago I stopped going to church and that was a rough time, but now going to church has become a very personal thing for me and it's important enough to me that I'm willing to go alone, with total respect for my significant other if they don't believe in going. But, I would rather go to church with someone.
As a teacher, learning is a large part of my life. I enjoy learning things math and science related. However, I have the most respect for people that can think artistically, that can see beauty anywhere, that can capture a moment or an emotion in some sort of visual representation. Something I can’t do, but I think is so amazing when people can. I would also love a woman that loves to read and is very active.
I am looking for someone that can be my equal. Someone that is passionate and confident about what they are doing, yet willing to experience life without making plans. I am looking for someone who loves a good conversation and will not back down when we disagree, and who is willing to share my appreciation for the simple things in life. I am honest, reliable, and trusting, and I want someone who is the same. AND, if you happen to be taller than me I think that's damn sexy! I think tall girls are gorgeous and I do not lack the self confidence to be with a taller woman.