I've traveled to Morocco, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand and all over Europe. Have yet to make it to South America though, but figure that will come some day. For my JYA, I spent a year in Montpellier, France and my French-speaking skills are still pretty decent. In an effort to branch out my language skills (and because I'm getting a bit bored), I'm considering taking a beginners German class starting this fall. My Spanish is eh and my Portuguese is limited to a few words and phrases. The dust has just recently been wiped off my French horn and with no calls yet from the police that there have been some horrendous noises coming from my house, the plan is for me to join a community band this fall.
I don't mind doing things on my own such as traveling or hiking and do it quite often (hiking alone, all the time). I admire people who are independent and not afraid to do things on their own and follow non-conventional paths. I hate convention for convention's sake and people who follow convention for its own sake bug the hell out of me
New experiences, flexibility, independence, and freedom fuel my life. If any of these were to be affected, my life would blow.
I've been married before - it was an interesting experience and experiment, that I don't want to go through again, or at least can't imagine it. On the other hand, I'm not one for absolutes and am open to things just happening. Through years of trial and error and learning, I have finally realized that I don't like the idea of spending the rest of my life with just one person. I think there are a lot of great guys out there and I don't want to limit myself to just one. I like the idea of having several different partners. I'm new to this, though, so all of this may turn out terribly shitty but my gut tells me that it's not and that I've finally found what I'm looking for and what works for me.
To touch a bit on my personality...(I feel like I'm making a disclaimer but I think it's better to put it out there): I've often been described as "intense" which I agree with. I'm also often introspective, not as patient or slow to anger as other people may be, and I drive fast. On the flip side, I'm also very caring, nurturing, and have a great sense of humor and love to joke around. I can also be a bit "sensitive." I was thinking of a good word to describe my mix of personality traits and the best word that came to mind was, well, "combustible."