Being genuine, is there any other way to be? As we get older its a
natural part of being a close to fully realized person. I really
enjoy hearing people's stories and insights about life so far, such
an advantage to being middle aged!
I was a good, a very good, husband, and I have the same qualities
now, just lacking the right partner. I have no outlet for this
Another is improvisation, when you think of it, life is all
improvisation. But if you don't have the chops, experiences,
insight and chuzpah, hey there is not much to work with and results
may suffer. I am a musician where some of this comes out but I try
to make it a part of everyday life too. I love the fast paced
decision making that is necessary in athletic pursuits, this can
only come from years of skill building. There is just no room for
mental bs when fully engaged in these things.
Diving in cold water and feeling intensely alive during and after,
such things as body surfing, swimming clear rivers, skimboarding,
kayking, but having a hot shower/tub/spring nearby helps, in fact
it has become almost mandatory. I so love the beauty and multiple
great things there are to do in the gorge, but am not a gearhead
type, nor do I need to go on and on about details of my latest
outdoor adventure. Its what these activities do for me inside and
through interaction with my partners that is important to me.
I try to take each encounter with a new person, any new person
(waiter, gas station attendant or good friend) an opportunity for
them to express who they really are and scoot a little further down
the path of fulfillment, so really being there for them is
something that yes, I am really good at. They scoot me along in the
Taking care of myself, not obsessively but my health and mental
state are excellent I like to think, I know the things that make me
happy. That being said, I know too much focus on one's self can
result in a person that is hard to be with...that is not me.