Being born and raised in a Christian environment has shaped who I am today. This is why it is fairly effortless to treat others as I would like to be treated. My general philosophy is to do right and everything else will take care of itself (big believer in karma). These principles have served me well throughout the years and I plan to continue to subscribe to them.
My existence is a happy, optimistic one filled with support from family and friends who keep me grounded. (my parents still try to 'ground' me once in a while...j/k lol). Kidding aside, these are the people I try to get a healthy dose of everyday because they are so near and dear.
Speaking of friends, they have made working at my current employer for over 12 years very enjoyable. About the work itself, I find it very challenging, but along with challenges comes professional growth and rewards. That said, I am already counting down the days until retirement and look forward to using some of the vacation I've accumulated over the years. Some of the places I'd like to visit include Paris, Venice, Rome, Costa Rica, Maldives, etc.
No matter what I'm doing, I’m one who will find value and enjoy just about any activity. I'd much rather prefer experiences and memories over material matter any day of the week. I particularly enjoy trying different things especially when it comes to food and desserts. Exploring and soaking up what nature has to offer never ceases to amaze. Capturing memories on photos is also a favorite pastime. Someday, I’d like to learn how to oil paint so that I could paint some of those scenic photos I took.
I guess the best way to describe my personality is I’m vibrant and easy going with a quiet confidence, yet social and personable (complicated enough?). I don't take myself too seriously but know when it's time to turn it up. Work brings out the assertive side of me while down-time gives me a chance to be my laid back self.
I enjoy keeping active, trying different cuisines, attending festivals, looking for a new restaurant to try, watching and playing sports, being a good sport yet competitive and spirited, the occasional movie or play, meeting new people, traveling, etc.
People who would interest me the most are those who are sincere, considerate, funny/sarcastic/ passionate, active, educated and independent.
Feel free to say ‘Hi’ and let's see where it leads. It might take us to something wonderful...a friendship, a new connection or referral, a new travel buddy, maybe even something more. It may even lead nowhere; who knows if you don't try. Promise I don’t bite...maybe just nip…haha. Happy searching! (hope you all find what you are looking for)