"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. "
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
[WHAT I AM]
I hate to 'watch' life; I'd much rather experience it. I enjoy the outdoors - the weather and opportunities that SoCal offers are amazing. My favorite outdoor activities include Mtn Biking and Hiking but have done a variety of adventures like rock climbing, backpacking/camping, whitewater kayaking, and Crocodile Wrestling (wait, maybe that last one was just a dream). But don't write me off as Steve Irwin just yet - I also have a practical relaxed side as well. I can be serious when appropriate, yet be a bit of a (good-natured) goof when a laugh is needed. Others would tell you that I'm witty and engaging, charming and respectful, intelligent and creative, honest and loyal, passionate and compassionate, with integrity and sincerity and a thousand other good qualities, but I invite you to find out for yourself (go ahead, I double-dog dare you!). My sense of humor is a bit dry and sarcastic, good-natured and edgy. I try to live healthy but not above the enjoyable indulgences; I work out 6 days a week but wouldn't consider myself a gym rat, just trying to keep fit and enjoy life and feel good. I enjoy creative artsy things like writing, drawing, and painting, and can apply my creativity to life and be handy at remodeling and repairs and my annual Christmas letters are always a hit.
I'm a Christian, and while I'm not legalistic and pushy about my faith, it is important to me so something we must share in common.
I am not nor have I ever been a barfly, club hopper, or game player so if that kind of personality appeals to you or you would categorize yourself as those, you might want to do us both a favor and just move on to the next profile, okay? You know the one - it's with a shirtless guy with a cellphone in front of a mirror trying so hard to flex you think he'll have a cerebral embolism. 😉
[WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR]
Perfection? Nice, but hardly. A Christian lady who tries her best and is happy with that. Confident but not arrogant, self reliant but appreciates help and doesn't feel chivalry is demeaning, tender but strong, intelligent but not a know-it-all, cares about her appearance but not obsessed with it, social but not a needy chatterbox, and witty but not a clown (they creep me out).
If you enjoy being active outdoors that could be a nice "explore adventures together" thing, but mostly I'm looking for down-to-Earth, relaxed, and comfortable-in-her-own skin, as that's the day-to-day things that relationships are based on. If you mountain biked too, that's great, but otherwise we'll chalk that up to my "guy's day out" thing. 😉
Basically I want a normal lady who fits in better relaxing with friends at home or out on the hiking trails than in bass-thumping Hollywood nightclubs. Trustworthiness and honesty are essential.