My friends say that I have a great sense of humor, a positive and upbeat outlook on life and I am loyal and stable. But they are my friends so what do you expect them to say?
I'm nothing if not adaptable. That comes from traveling the world in everything from a push bike to a yacht. Of course, I have also traveled by the more conventional train, plane, bus, ocean liner, automobile and camel.
35 countries 6 continents... consequently I have seen a few things and have some good stories to tell... (For those that are into travel adventure stories). So travel and seeing how the rest of the worlds people live ... and die... has been a big part of shaping my belief system. It certainly seems to give me perspective in the hustle and bustle of my Toronto life.
Most who know me agree I see thing differently than the average person..
I actually grew up on yacht in Australia and consider myself a pretty good sailor. I sometimes race in international regattas with a team of friends for fun and glory. But at heart, I'm a cruiser not a racer, for me it's the path taken not just the destination.
Like most Australians I love the ocean. I have salt water in my veins... I surf, I sail, I snorkel I swim and fish... and of course I miss that over here. Sigh.
I sound like I must be wanderer, but I'm actually quite grounded. I have a house here in Downtown Toronto were I live, a couple of kids, dog, cats full time job and a 100 acres of forest in the Creamore/Collingwood area.
But I have digressed...Back to me being adaptable... I think that I can rock a leather jacket or a Hugo Boss suit.
I can sit on surf board or in a corporate board.
I can out drink a trucker, or sip green tea with grandma.
I can climb a cliff or put kids to bed.
I can rock out on the dance floor or curl up on the couch with a book.
I can write poems in a coffee house or lift weights at the gym.
I can renovate a house or write environmental policy.
I can be one of the boys or lead the team.
I can be kind and strong.
I can swing a chainsaw or a banner.
I can drive a car or ride a bike.
I can be romantic and sensitive as well as strong and powerful
I can be serious without taking myself seriously