I'm very active-I don't really know how to sit still! I can be somewhat of a gym rat at times, but I'm learning to drop the weights and head outside to get my workouts these days. I commute by bike, and my normal route is 15-26 miles/day. I also hike, kayak, rollerblade, ice skate, take pilates and yoga, snowboard, and waterski(I suck at this, but it's still fun). Last summer I increased my hiking ability, and have done a few 4000 footers already. All of these were just primers for the 12000 foot volcano I climbed in Indonesia in October....it was extremly difficult, but well worth it! I recently tried stand up paddling boarding, and hope to try wind surfing and kiteboarding at some point. I always seem to add as many things to my bucket list as I cross off. Over the past few years I've ziplined, whitewater rafted, and hang glided. While I don't do these things every weekend, I wouldn't mind doing them again.
I think the simple things in life are the most important. I would rather go to the hole in the wall restaurant where no speaks english, versus the trendy new hot spot. I prefer a BBQ with friends to a night of clubbing with strangers. I believe in squirt gun fights and sledding until I can't feel my fingers anymore. I'm an old soul but I'm young at heart. I still see the beauty in sunrises and sunsets, even though I see them every day. In a constant state of personal growth. I'm always learning new things or otherwise trying to better myself. I'm very loyal and would do anything for my family and friends, but I also love meeting new people. I think the experiences that you create for yourself, as well as the people that you surround yourself with, are more important than anything you can buy. I would rather spend my money on a bike trip to Bali than buy a high end pair of shoes or a purse. Yes, you read that correctly :)
What am I hoping to find? Someone who I can take things day by day, and see where we wind up. I think more people are in love with the idea of being in love, and not with the person. Truly great relationships are not perfect, but they're effortless. You need to start with a great connection(chemistry), mutual respect, similar values, a spark(or lots of them), and a geniune openess to see where things can take the two of you. I'm hoping to run into someone that I can develop a true connection with-intellectually, emotionally, and physically. I respect everyone, therefore I don't play games with people's hearts or heads. Life is too short to put up with that bs. Someone who is quick witted enough to not only take my often sarcastic sense of humor, but can dish it right back out to me. Someone who is independent, family oriented, happy, and has their own life, but wouldn't mind sharing it with me. You'll challenge me to become a better version of myself. You're not only not afraid to live life, but you usually live it by the balls. And single. I thought I wouldn't need to mention that, but past experiences have taught me that I do...lots of great stories from that one! I don't take myself or life too seriously(obviously), and enjoy hanging out with others that feel the same way. I love to travel, so sharing a desire to find somewhere where we could work our way through the cocktail menu is a must. I'm brutually honest-if those pants make your butt look big, I'll let you know :) I'm wicked funny-I love joking around, and playing practical jokes on people. I'm very good at making people crack a smile, usually right after I've pushed them over the edge :) I come from a large, close family, and would do just about anything for them. Being physically active is a huge passion of mine. I take care of myself physically and emotionally, and hope to find someone who does the same. If you live your life trying not to break a sweat, we're probably not going to work. So, if you want to explore possibilities, just shoot me an email. Thanks for checking me out, and best of luck.