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My self-summary
I've been pretty blessed in Life. Among the many jobs I've held, spanning 6 career fields, I've had the joy of being a personal chef, an educator, a sales and marketing director, a musician and I've proudly worked as a business owner and non profit chairman. More recently, I've successfully pursued a dream of becoming a writer. I've had an opportunity to travel the world and experience many interesting cultures and foods and religions. I've explored the caverns of active volcanoes, swung off cliffs on tropical jungle vines, raided castles, shared memories with elder tribesmen, and danced in massive pow-wows. Hah, I lose every game of "Never have I ever"... But there's still so much more to see and explore and I'm still working at completing my greatest passions and dreams. I want to see and experience as much of this world as I can. I want to live freely with no regrets. I want to know when I die that I have lived a life of humility and passion. I want to give of myself and my time for the betterment of others. I want push myself to be the best person I can be.
And I want to share these adventures with someone who appreciates the frailty of life and and the uncertainty of time.
What I’m doing with my life
I would argue that anyone with an answer to this question is simply moving through life. I aim to experience life. I strive only for progress, never perfection.
I am eager about the things I've yet to accomplish.
I am humbled by the things I've failed to to accomplish.
I am proud of the things I have accomplished.
And in all of this, I remain flexible of the accomplishments I've yet to discover.
I’m really good at
As a young man, my Dad taught me a lesson paramount in my development:
Unless by natural raw talent, any skill or ability which can be completed by a person, can be completed by ANY person. Therefore, if someone else can do it, so can I. In this, I developed a wonderful outlook on life:
There is no such thing as a limited skillset, only a limited mindset. If I don't know how to do something, I don't see it as not knowing how, I see it as unlearned for now. This has lead me to try and succeed in many facets of life.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile as though I lack sorrow.
I stand as though I've known no pain.
My brow is rested and unfurled,
My gate, rhythmic; a slow-ward wain.

I laugh seismically, full of joy,
I dance blissfully unafraid.
My countenance awash with cloy.
My welcome, flows, a warm cascade.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't really have any favorites in any one area. I spend most of my time outdoors so typical media options are often neglected in lieu of more exciting and tangible activities...

Also, being completely honest, I haven't owned a TV in nearly 5 years and I haven't subscribed to cable/satellite in almost 15 years. I love movies and documentaries and a few shows so every blue moon I'll Netflix on my phone. That's about it.
The six things I could never do without
I long for the Freedom of the Open Road.
I cherish the Warmth of Love.
I persue a Healthy Lifestyle.
I strive for endless Knowledge.
I rejoice for song and dance.
I thrive for the Uncertainty of Adventure.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Between working on my 3rd degree, writing, singing A Capella, working a regular job to pay the bills, and a fairly hefty exercise/fitness routine, I make sure that the time I DO have off is spent exploring and Adventuring. I have no desire to spend my off time at a bar and it's pretty hard to meet Ms. Right out in the middle of a lake, during an opera performance, Longboarding the countryside, or just cruising around on my bike. This is why I turned to online dating, which has, thus far, been a mistake... so I spend my time thinking about why our generation has decided it's perfectly ok to completely ignore a guy who takes the time to read a profile and send a genuine message. But hey, maybe the reason you're still online searching and ignoring decent guys is because SOOOO many great choices have poured in that you simply can't choose which Mr. Right to pick? Who knows, it's a strange time to be alive.
On a typical Friday night I am
Every Friday I'm at work until close and then I drive to Dothan to play poker with friends and shoot the $hit. Every Tuesday and Thursday I'm out adventuring on a lake, river, etc or climbing some mountainside. I meet with my A capella group on Sunday, run 4 days a week, weight train 4 days a week and practice yoga 7 days a week. And soon I'll be a volunteering a few days a week. I fill my days with what I find important.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was hitting it off with a girl on OKCupid when the topic of sex inevitably came up. But I was cool, she brought it up and I'm an open person, so I went with it. But in my ignorance of fetish lore, when she said she was "kinky but not into crazy things like golden showers", I was thinking, "I love having sex in the shower!"... And I figured, that makes sense; Gold is valuable and awesome so of course shower sex would be called a golden shower. So, again, playing it cool, I began using my new vocabulary in stead of looking it up first. I told her how much I loved "golden showers" and would do it everyday, if I could. I talked about how fun it is for is to both be soaked and in the moment... yeah, she deleted her profile. I guess I was the last straw for her. So I've since urban dictionaried it and, to the girl for whom I destroyed faith in men, I'm sorry and I absolutely DO NOT enjoy, nor would I consider a golden shower...
You should message me if
Your soul is more beautiful than your countenance.
You're capable of holding a conversation which leads into the wee hours of the night.
You appreciate spontaneity.
You can:
Cuddle on the couch in sweats and no bra watching Disney Flicks on Monday.
Rock pearls, a floral dress, and heels for some midnight desserts on Tuesday.
Splash down a river/on a lake/through rappids/under a waterfall on Wednesday.
Pull on your boots and jeans and t-shirt and come horseback riding/mudding/4 wheeling with me on Thursday.
Hop in the car for a random roadtrip with nothing but coffee and each other on Friday.
Jam out at a live show/theatre/music on Saturday.
And, if I'm lucky, take me to your church and/or a Park on Sunday (and watch the walking Dead on Sunday night, of course)