There must be a woman out there who can appreciate my uniqueness. At least that's my hope, and hence why I'm here.
1. Work: become a better manager and instructor, as well as continue to advance my diving career. Also take on some odd jobs to stay ahead of the bills.
2. Continue a healthy diet and workout routine. Basically cook better and have a fun strength and endurance training program. With a gym membership I plan to workout at least 5 days a week with 1 to 2 hours each day. Yoga in the mornings is part of this plan too.
3. Get back into some art projects when at home relaxing, Marlin spike/rope art, knit, sculpt. Some general apartment painting and sewing projects too.
Note: I'm trying to juggle a lot of objectives here which does not leave an enormous amount of time for dating... but I don't want to stop looking for love either. My hope is to find a partner whom I can share some of these aspects of life with. Health and Fitness, Fun (Art, Movies, etc), Education, and ideally she would be a diver and have a passion/strong interest in the ocean.
In less recent news:
I'm new to the OBX. I wandered for many years, traveling for all 2010 to 2016. I've been in 49 states, Antarctica, Fiji, New Zealand, Madagascar, Belize, Germany to name a few major places (working on scientific diving projects, dive instruction, and just traveling).
Some of my interests include: Scuba diving (Scientific and Recreational Instruction), underwater photography/videography, marine biology, nature, wildlife photography, sea kayaking, white water kayaking, swimming, biking (Rd and Mt), xc skiing, knitting, Marlin spiking, sculpture, massage (I really want to take some classes even though i don't see myself doing it for work), movies, TV (this is a vice of mine believe it or not, but it's good for winding down in the evenings), love Argentine tango dancing (I want to get a lot better at it and I'm looking forward to attending functions wherever I travel to in the world), I also enjoy yoga, pilates, strength training and weights. I use to LOVE to run but a knee injury ended my high impact sport days such as running.
I get comments on my blue eyes from time to time too...
Movies: There are a lot - and I like adding to my list, but to spare you here are a few of the top ones.
The Abyss, Amelie, The Art of Travel, Atanajuat (The Fast Runner), Being John Malkovich, Better Off Dead, The Big Blue, Billy Elliot, Choke, The City Of Lost Children, Contact, The Dark Crystal, Delicatessen, Donnie Darko, Duma, Dune, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, The Fifth Element, Forrest Gump, Ghostbusters, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Series, The Goonies, Harry Potter's, Hellboy's, Hildalgo, The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, Iron Man, The Jacket, Kill Bill's, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Last Unicorn, The Machinist, Motorcycle Diaries, Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind, Never Cry Wolf, The Neverending Story, The Power Of One, The Princess Bride, Princess Mononoke, Red Dog, The Secret Of Roan Inish, The Shawshank Redemption, Shortbus, Spirited Away, Splash, Star Wars', Stardust, Transformers, Whale Rider, Y Tu Mama Tambien
TV: Arrested Development, Avatar, Bones, BSG, Buffy, Castle, Dead Like Me, Firefly, Flight of the Conchords, Fringe, FullMetal Alchemist, Game of Thrones, Heroes, Lost, The Middleman, Naruto, Pushing Daisies, Supernatural, The Walking Dead, True Blood... I need to update this!
Music: (Note: I haven't updated this in awhile) Alison Krauss, April March, Audioslave, Bee Gees, Benassi Bros, Black Eyed Peas, Blind Melon, Bodyrockers, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Buckcherry, Candelbox, CCR, Chris Isaak, Clarence Carter, Coldplay, Cowboy Junkies, Cracker, CSS, Cyndi Lauper, Daft Punk, Dave Matthews Band, David Bowie, Dixie Chicks, The Doobie Brothers, The Doors, Echo $P the Bunnymen, Edie Brickell, Edwyn Collins, Eels, Elton John, Eve 6, Feist, Fergie, Fleetwood Mac, Filter, Flight of the Conchords, Foreigner, Genesis, Green Day, Hope Sandoval, Huey Lewis And The News, INXS, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Jack Johnson, Jamiroquai, Jet, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, John Lennon, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake, Kt Tunstall, Kasey Chambers, Katy Perry, Kenny Loggins, Kevin Rudolf, The Killers, The Kinks, Lady GaGa, Led Zeppelin, Live, Liz Phair, Looking Glass, Lucinda Williams, Luscious Jackson, Marc Cohn, Mark Knopfler, Mazzy Star, Metallica, Metro Station, MGMT, Michael Andrews & Gray Jules, Michael Nesmith, Modest Mouse, The Moldy Peaches, Mogwai, MSTRKRFT, Nelly Furtado, Nean Trees, Nickleback, NIN, No Doubt, Oakenfold, Oasis, Ok go, Pacemaker Jane, Peter Gabriel, Phish, Pink Floyd, Poison, Porno for Pyros, Portishead, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Primative Radio Gods, The Pussycat Dolls, Queen, Radiohead, Restless Heart, Richard Thompson, Rihanna, Robert Plant Alison Krauss, Rogue Wave, Rooney, Ryan Adams, Sara Bareilles, Scissor Sisters, Seal, Shaggy, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Shiny Toy Guns, Smashing Pumpkins, Soft Cell, Sound Garden, Starland Vocal Band, Statler Brothers, Stevie Nicks, Stevie Wonder, Sting, STP, The Sundays, Talking Heads, Tegan and Sara, Tesla, Timbaland, The Ting Tings, Tom Cochrane, Tom Petty, Tom Tom Club, Toto, The Traveling Wilburys, Trespassers Williams, U2, US3, Van Morrison, The Verve Pipe, Waylon Jennings, Weezer, The White Stripes, The Who, Wilson Pickett, Zero 7. All types of Argentine Tango Music as well!
Food: I'll try pretty much anything honestly. But my favorite things to eat are usually fresh, natural, and don't take long to prepare. I do like to eat healthy.
Time to myself is important to me, for thinking life over before acting on various plans, but so is having time for genuine companionship and comradery.
The freedom to be myself and have the comfort to be open and honest with the people I share my life with. I'm not into playing games, I try my best to be non-judgmental and just live a simple and easy going life exploring the things that interest me. The need/want to find love and not have to give it up every time the various paths shared by each other separates or changes over time -- this is a dream of mine.
I really hope for a great sex life too, full of openness, honesty, fun, and exploration.
Other than that, a place to sleep, eat, and bathe (whether it's a village steam house, normal tub/shower, or a frigged glacial lake).
I am interested in purely friendly relationships as well as a very romantic and loving one... I do hope to find love more than anything and have that deeper connection -- finding that is very important to me.