It happened when I was 15… I was hit with the travel bug and an incessant curiousity for lives and cultures so different from my own. A high school trip to Britain triggered it, a few European adventures and a summer working in Prague during University only fueled my affliction. By the time I graduated I could find no antidote and instead found myself spending nearly 5 of the next 7 years in Taiwan, China, India and Southeast Asia. I returned from China for a brief layover in Toronto and finally landed in New York where I am currently working towards my longest stint in one city.
I am a Canuck at heart and by birth, eh… I have been accused of being a little too nice and a little too positive for NYC, as might be expected of my compatriots, and supposedly “aboot” has found its way into my vocabulary on occasion (although I am not convinced that’s true!)
I thrive on new adventures and challenges. Whether it’s a solo factory tour of India, my first marathon in NY last fall, or hiking Machu Picchu, I hope they keep coming! And wouldn’t it be nice if there were someone out there who got the same rush from similarly fantastic adventures? (!)
That idea is what lead me here… I am sure there is someone out there who would get a similar rush from such activities, and is perhaps also thoughtful, positive and excited about life, kinda like me… And if he is out there, then maybe he is here on Match, and maybe it’s even you?
The traits described above likely lead me to my current profession, consulting, which drops me in a new company every 3-6 months, tackling problems with an urgency that keeps me on my toes. I travel regularly, both domestically and often across Asia. I love my job... it's intense, challenging and constantly pushes me outside of my comfort zone and pushes me to be better.
I am looking for many of these characteristics in a prospective partner - a passion for what you do, a curiosity and excitement about life and the possibility of new adventures, an openness, honesty and generally positive disposition (although a cutting wit and dark humor contrast oh so nicely with a truly optimistic soul) And really we wouldn't get very far without a mutal love of travel.
It's important for me to be active, strong and independent (and my job and life require it)... but i value and crave being able to collapse into someone else's strength & love... That perfect balance is something to strive for...maybe because i am a libra and libras are always searching for balance.
My balance right now is off.. I am focused on hard work and success and health and definitely friendships although i struggle with fitting everything in... Something is missing and it's throwing off my equilibrium... Perhpas that something or someone is you...