Traveling is something I particularly enjoy, whether domestic or abroad. I'm always looking for the next awesome fare or "great escape" opportunity (I have been known to put fairly complex trips together on a whim.) If there's something I can do well, you'd better believe that coordinating an exciting trip is it! I'm always thinking about my next adventure; this year has already taken me to New Orleans, and will soon lead me to Russia and Canada for the first time.
People matter, and the quality of the time we spend with them matters, too. For this reason, I like to take the time to stop and enjoy the world around me with the people who mean most to me. Constantly rushing through life without being able to take things in is not living. I enjoy beautiful architecture, museums, music, interesting destinations, and undiscovered cultures, and I love to share these experiences with others. I am also very passionate about good cuisine, both in terms of exploring the local food scene and cooking up delicious things in my own kitchen -- and better still if paired with some great beer or wine!
I believe that our purpose in life boils down to one simple task: to love without measure. We are called to learn how to give love and how to receive it, and to find our greatest fulfillment in the giving of ourselves. I think of this every day, and I strive to become a better person by keeping this at the forefront of my mind.
Looking to know a little bit more about me? Don't just take my word for it; here's what some of my "references" (close friends) had to say: 1) "You genuinely care about others"; 2) "You're determined and goal-oriented"; 3) "You'll give anything a solid try." The rest you'll have to figure out on your own!
And now, a little about the sort of person I'm looking for:
The qualities that I value in a partner are dependability, loyalty, graciousness, and compassion -- a woman with a big heart. Anyone who has an appreciation for beauty and culture (art, architecture, literature, music, etc.) is great in my book. I want to pursue an emotionally and spiritually committed relationship in which love is demonstrated through sacrifice and selflessness, putting the needs of the other ahead of one's own.
I desire a relationship with purpose, and so I'm looking for someone who's ready for a long-term commitment.