Living life for friendship, family and happiness, trying not to let anything else get in the way. Full of energy, love for the outdoors and random adventures, and trying to leave a poitive mark on the world and the lives of those I care about.
Born in Tampa, raised in Albany, educated in Boston, lived in the Marshall Islands, moved outside NYC to work for the Giants, flipped my car avoiding a raccoon at 75 mph after a game at 2AM, quit and headed out on a 3 month road trip, now back for a bit to hang with the youngest of my 7 siblings before they head off on their adventures.
Hi, I’m Bill. I’m an adventurer always looking for partners in crime. I love the outdoors, especially time spent hiking, swimming or bicycling, I can’t get enough of warm weather and fresh air. I live life with a smile, laughing hard and often; always being able to laugh at myself or laugh off a situation has kept me living well. How do you find a blind guy at a nude beach? (see answer at the bottom of the "message me if" section below). I make an effort to see the best in everything and everyone around me, taking little in life too seriously and allowing even less to make me unhappy, ain’t nobody got time for that.
I've traveled and volunteered in a developing nation for a year, spent months straight on the road visiting national parks, hiking by day and camping by night, and I’d love to do it all again. I keep myself moving around here in kickball and soccer leagues, playing basketball with friends or just going for a run... tho preferably the run is through mud and over obstacles. Nights are a toss-up, relaxing on my stoop, having friends over for drinks and random dance parties or wandering and/or going for a ride on my bike. I also get a kick out of baking fun, new things and relaxing while watching a movie, reading a good book or playing a game (I’m currently on a Dominion kick, but Catan and Portal are a couple of other favorites).
I’m very interested in farming and the idea of living off the land. I can't wait to get a puppy, soon. I find life best experienced by way of new activities, places, people, foods and just taking in as much as I can. I try to say yes to any adventures that come my way and my biggest goals in life are to see the world, to leave a positive mark on it and to share as much of this as possible with those I care deeply for. I value the people in my life, happiness and bettering the lives of those around me. I strive to live by the words "leave everything and everyone you come across equal to, or better than you found it". I feel that much of society has become too greatly focused on finances and unrewarding work that lacks a positive outcome on the world, all the while losing sight of the things I believe are important in life. This last point took me a life-consuming job and a bad car accident to truly appreciate, as my friend Ackbar would say, “IT'S A TRAP!”.
At this point, one of many ideal futures would be sharing a few years of nomadic adventures, world travels and volunteer work with someone, then eventually settling down somewhere warm, or at least surrounded by potential adventures and awesome people, something akin to running a bike rental shop near a beach in Costa Rica or joining an intentional community and working off the land, allowing the primary focus of my life to be my family and my relationships, not things, money, or status.
I'm on here because I'd rather leave no avenue untraveled in seeing who is out there enjoying adventures, smiles and downtime. I think knowing about similar interests, perspectives and values up front is a good first step down the path towards good friendships and relationships. Looking forward, I’m excited for more travel, adventures, unique experiences, volunteer opportunities, and possibly even getting to do all of these things simultaneously with someone who is as into it as I am.
SUPER-BONUS-FUN-TIME: you can find me on facebook here - http://www.facebook.com/busacker
TL;DR- I'm adventurous, empathetic, nature-loving and spontaneous and look forward to meeting new people with a similar outlook.