~ I have a great job, a car, and recently became a homeowner
~ Russell Wilson is from my hometown
~ I am an old-school romantic. I like to take the time and effort to win a girl's heart. Think John Cusack with the boom box.
~ I enjoy finding new challenges and opportunities in life.
~ I don't fear the unknown.
~ We were given legs because we were meant to go places. I love having big visions and working towards them.
~ I love the outdoors, traveling, new experiences and great conversations.
~ Being aware of what is going on in the world is important to me.
~ I believe that when a person stops working on a relationship, then at that precise moment the relationship stops working for him or her.
A few adventures I have been on:
- Exploring castles in Ireland
- Camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Hiking on Mendenhall Glacier
- Backpacking in Northern New Mexico
- White-water rafting in Alaska, West Virginia and Virginia
- Playing volleyball with kids at a township in Capetown, South Africa
- Kayaking off the coast of California
- 4 cross country drives
"I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think its the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain." - The Shawshank Redemption
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
- William Ernest Henley
I am authentic, empathic, and resilient
Others include empathy, planning, seeing the big picture, being aware of my surroundings, being true to myself and throwing random facts into just about any conversation.
Carrying the fire (reference from a book).
Just a partial list of my favorites movies include Shawshank Redemption, Heat, Last of the Mohicans, Men who Stare at Goats, District 9, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Wars IV-VI, Indiana Jones, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Invictus.
Some of the TV shows I enjoy: Community, Survivorman, Band of Brothers, Family Guy, Arrested Development, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica, Walking Dead.
For music I listen to everything from oldies to classical to pop to rock. Some of my favs include U2, Collective Soul, Bruce Hornsby, Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, The Airborne Toxic Event, Tom Petty, and Hans Zimmer.
With food, I am easy to satisfy so long as it is not too spicy or hot. I enjoy trying new things including foods from various parts of the world.