41 Melbourne, Australia
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My self-summary
Trying to live life with integrity, honesty and meaning are important to me, as is making the most of every day. I have an introspective side which means I can be alone but I also thrive on conversation and interaction. I admire courage in people, I respect those that can understand the importance of testing their boundaries acknowledging their fears and pushing on anyway. I find loyalty to be a most attractive quality. I love to laugh, I love my family and I love to eat good food. I admire people who have passion and commitment and pursue their interests with vigour. I like to squeeze my toes in the sand, listen to the rhythmic sounds of water, look up to the stars regularly and wonder at the bigness of it all.
I am revelling in the new found freedom my career change has afforded me it has set me on a course of profound understanding and meaningful purpose. It has taught me to focus on what can be not what can't be. That kind of thinking set me free.
What I’m doing with my life
I completed my qualification in Eastern medicine, Shiatsu to be specific three years ago and am now in clinical practice. Returning to study invigorated my life no end, empowered me and in doing so set me free of the limitations I found creeping into my life. I am excited about my new career which measures its worth in helping people, it feels like honest money.
I practice Kyudo (Japanese Archery) and find it is the most challenging thing I have ever done and one of the most rewarding.
I love hanging out with my little nephews, playing lego and having backyard adventures.
I’m really good at
Listening, being focussed, commitment, reflection, passionate pursuit of things I love, creativity, imagination, being positive, getting good car parks, loving my family, inventing games to play with my nephews.
The first things people usually notice about me
my ability to give someone my full attention and to adapt to almost any social situation
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Most of my reading over the last few years has been Eastern medicine related theory and classics. I enjoy philosophy, Marcus Aurelius is a favourite, Good Company by Shantanand Saraswati, Anything by Bernard Cornwell, Tolkien, anything related to Bushido, I have dabbled in the Norse Sagas, David Suzuki.
Don't watch much TV but I do love big bang theory, Modern family, Sons of Anarchy, Long way round, Long way down, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, grand designs and when it was on Spaced.
I love Japanese food, thai, and middle eastern cooking and I reckon Jamie Oliver is a stand up guy with a big heart!
I am a big fan of Sumi-e painting and Japanese calligraphy, as well as the tea ceremony, the focus, commitment, elegance and shear beauty of all three arts never ceases to amaze me.
Movies - I love a good movie my tastes are very wide. I love the experience of being lost in the moment of a good flick!
The six things I could never do without
my family
Good mentors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How best to spend my time and how I might add purpose to life. Also if it was possible to have a tail what kind of tail that might be...
On a typical Friday night I am
Chilling out, catching up with friends, or watching a movie.
You should message me if
You feel we might find our way into a good chat, You like to laugh, have spent some time in the pursuit of something meaningful, think that respect is a foundation element to a relationship and if you want to know more about what you have read here.