Two years now, out of a long term relationship. I'm finding myself again and looking for folks to help me along with that. NEw things, new places, new friends, new possibilities. Please realize that this is all still new and fresh to me. Navigating the myriad dating sites and such is a bit overwhelming. There is still some drama in my life. I'm moving forward though. I'm fairly well grounded in who I am but still looking for who I want to be. I always try to be grateful for the good things that are in my life and like most poeple I struggle with some issues still, but at the end of the day I'm a happy person. I know that to appreciate the good times in life I need to experience the bad times too. I've not always handled those bad times so well so I get another chance to make things better. Isn't that an awesome gift?
After some time thinking about this. I do know the type of person I'm looking for. Are you her? I love a lady that can dress up for a night out or someone that can put the hiking boots on the go a walk in the woods. Put the swimsuit on and go swimming or out for a boat ride. OR just snuggle on the couch with some comfy clothes on for a night in. I belong to a fraternal organization where I dress up in a suit or tuxedo on a regular basis. Having someone on my arm to compliment me is a Amazing feeling. Embodied in the lyrics of the song "Lady in Red".
I have started a new job about a 45 minute commute from home. A new company and a new product line and a new set of things to learn. All great opportunities so far. Working in the office of a small factory that is owned by a larger company that is also itself owned by a huge company. Taking care of my children full time now. Their mother left the area and only comes home to visit once a month of so. They have busy schedules but not so busy I cannot make some time for me. However they will always be a priority in my life. I also take care of my disabled mother that lives with me. Yes, I know I'm an adult man living with my mother. I honestly prefer to look at it as being a reverse geek. My mother lives in my basement. She has progressively gotten worse in her health problems and retired from her second career due to an infection in a replacemnt knee a few years back. While she is pretty independant, she simply cannot live alone. She still fills in part time when and where needed for work and as her health allows. She is a double cancer survivor and is one of the strongest ladies I know.
Thinking hard about finally going back to school too. Need to research the possibilities more now that things have changed with employmet status. I have been enjoying everything I do and I take nothing for granted. I'm finding the things to be grateful for every day and do my best to celebrate them.
Many other varied interests too...ask me you may be surprised! I know I am!
I love a lot of different styles of music but lately been listening to a Pandora Station that was based off of Great Big Sea the band. So lots of Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, & Gaelic Storm. Love some Jazz and had a collection of classical orchestra at my desk at work. Was raised watching Authur Fiedler and the Boston Pops on PBS.
Food? Yup I eat. Been better about watching my diet and eating more fruits and veggies. Watching my portion sizes and trying to drink more water. I'm a basic meat and potatoes kind of guy but enjoy good meals of any type. I am not a huge hot or spicy food fan but do like mildly spicy foods.
I've shed a little over 30 pounds in the last 9 months. I'd love to shed another 30 but that will require more physical activity than I can shoe horn into a day currently. Still, I am trying. I walk at lunchtime with a coworker. I do the WiiFit at home on the weekends and I pursue a multitude of bizarre hobbies & sports activities. Remember I told you to ask me right? I am thinking of trying the P90X thing but not sure I can dedicate the time it requires daily. At the very least will be back to the YMCA as I can fit it into my evening routines. Swimming laps and walking on the track are my staples. Need to get on the machines too.