Glad to meet you. No, seriously. :) I know this medium is a bit informal for meeting people. Chances are you are quite busy. So I appreciate the time you are taking.
That said if you are going to rate me high on the rate me feature I do find it odd that so many of you won't respond to messages.
My day job is fulfilling and I am quite successful at what I do. I work as an IT/data manager for a research team at the U. However, you didn't come here to read my resume.
I truly live for evenings and weekends. Currently my life is one constant adventure. I spend a lot of time in the mountains. I love, love, love hiking, camping and kayaking. Winter I am skiing both around Edmonton and in the mountains. Evenings I am biking around town, taking in a yoga class, or reading. Very interested in mindfulness and spirituality. I really want to share this adventure with someone. As much as I look forward to each day I can’t help but think how great it would be to wake up on Saturday morning next to someone and dive into the next adventure.
Initially I might come across as somewhat quiet. But get me on a topic that interests both of us and we both won't stop talking. I can be serious but I would rather focus on the humour and absurdity in everyday life. I am often quite silly and have a penchant for British humour. I can be quite sensitive but I am also good at setting boundaries because of that. I really value the environment, social justice, and peace. It upsets me to see others suffer due to injustice. We are only here for a limited time. So I would rather spend time focusing on improving things than accumulating a bunch of arbitrary status symbols that will be inconsequential when we are no longer here.
I am certainly not perfect. But I definitely try my best and succeed according to my own standards. I suppose I would be considered successful by conventional standards too. Then again, what did I say about arbitrary status symbols? I think it's more important I learn from my failures and faults and always try to do things differently next time. It is interesting how many people come across as flawless in their profiles yet demand total honesty. These start to feel like sales pitches after a while. Maybe if people accepted their own shortcomings we could all be more honest with each other and this whole dating thing would be easier. Am I out in left field here?
I see many examples of people who’ve found a harmonious balance in their couplehood. I can’t help but think: I want something like that! I also really like to cuddle. I truly believe a good cuddle session would smooth over everything and bring us that much closer to world peace.
I have a great group of friends who really look out for each other. We are each other's rocks and sources of constant entertainment: whatever the occasion may demand of us. I also have a great family. Although we are quite spread out we go out of our way to stay in touch. Growing up we had some serious challenges but they've only made us stronger. The greatest lesson I’ve learned from this is to be grateful for all the moments we have with our loved ones.
Anyhow, I know you are out there. Perhaps you are reading this right now. If that’s you please get in touch. ;)