"Let's eat grandma."
"Let's eat, grandma."
- commas save lives
Thank you for stopping by. Let's see here...I am a first generation American, 36 year old man who was raised by a French mother and South African father. I fancy myself a bit of a mutt when it comes to my genealogy. I have a deep love for my family, my friends and life itself. And I don't say that in some cheesy bullshit way, I LOVE life. We have the opportunity every day to wake up with a blank page and write the next chapter of our lives. I believe that the impossible is possible, that we don't have to be held back by fear, and true happiness comes from a deep place of self love.
Here's a little story...
Back in December of 2013 I had what you might call a "light switch" moment. I asked myself one simple question, "If I could wake up tomorrow and do anything, what would that be?" Well, it wasn't commuting to our office everyday, so I resigned amicably and bought a 1-way ticket to Puerto Rico. I spent 2 months working on primitive skills like building fires, spear fishing and learning how to machete coconuts (still have all my fingers so that's a plus.) From there I traveled through Costa Rica, Mexico and then tore through a bunch of States back home. Needless to say I love adventure. I love/ride motorcycles, random camping trips and traveling. I would describe myself as grounded and passionate...but I don't love making plans all the time. I like letting life unfold itself as it's supposed to happen, without the stress and pressure of MAKING it happen!
I live a very un-anxiety (not grammatically correct) filled life...it's too short! You'll find me on a nature walk smiling at the deer or walking around an exotic wood lumber yard searching for my next table making project. I like learning new things...and will watch/read endless amounts of videos/books to learn them.
I'd also like to say how much I value the importance of living in my own truth. I am honest with myself, therefore I am honest with those around me. We have a tendency (me included) to get wrapped up in the minutia of the day to day nonsense, losing perspective on what life's actually about. We end up creating elaborate stories, personas, and definitions of who we are just to shield ourselves from the judgement of the outside world...and I think that puts a lot of strain on our spirit. Mark Twain once said said, "If you tell the truth, you never have to remember anything." And I like that :)
So if any of this personality resonates with you, write me a message...I am always down to at least say a little hello.
Oh, and if you REALLY want to know what sums up my perspective...then google this: TED talk Gratitude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ
Also, if you like the Beastie Boys, you may appreciate this music video we shot in honor of the Sabotage Video. Yes, that's me with the dark beard: http://vimeo.com/82320653
B - Breaking the mold and redefining the rules
C - Going on adventure drives
D - Planning a world tour of backpacking and exploring
E - Learning new Trade skills (i.e. Building treehouses)
F - Offering Thai Massage and eating Vegetarian
G - Getting my Private Pilot's License
- Being Non-Judgmental
- Listening. Go ahead, let's talk.
Making a Murderer
True Detective (season 1)
Arrested Development (Tobias for life)
The Black Keys
Gregory Alan Isakov
The Mamas and The Papas
40 Rules of Love
Man's Search For Meaning
Stumbling on Happiness
The Razor's Edge
Tiny Beautiful Things
Offering and receiving physical/emotional affection
Wilderness First Aid/CPR
Where else I can build fun secret rooms and sliding doors in my house?
Never underestimating the unimportance of absolutely nearly everything
Building a self sustaining home in the woods on a secluded lake/river, with hammocks, tree houses, airstreams and cozy fire pits...
What I would give to have directed the movie Good Will Hunting.
How every day is a blank canvas for you to paint the story of your dreams.
How today is tomorrow's yesterday.
What if our eyebrows were vertical?
Also, wondering why we don't sneeze in our sleep?
"Love in such a way that the person you love feels free." - thich nhat hanh
And wore all the space camp gear for months after. Needless to say, I didn't have the chops to be an astronaut.
I got both my nipples pierced when I was 20...(grandma was super impressed) (they are out now)
If this make sense, if you are comfortable with being alone at times, surrounded at times, or somewhere in between...then I bet we'd get along. I have learned a lot about myself as a little human being over the years...and I continue to do so. I'd like to be with that partner who is on the same journey. Someone who realizes that we can always better ourselves, and who values life for what it has to offer. I am not trying to find a relationship where you own each others actions and thoughts...just better your daily lives by being in it :)