Well this sounds like fun...I have to talk about myself and then say what I want in someone else??? The "myself" part is easy but what I am looking for proves to be a bit more challenging. I am very much open to new people and experiences and wouldn't want to exclude someone because we have a difference of opinion or like different wine/food/sports etc. I guess my point is that I don't need someone to be just like me as I'm perfectly comfortable talking to anyone and enjoy someone who challenges me, that is, with an open mind!
I am divorced and a full time dad of two awesome kids, 8 and 11 years old that I love dearly. One of my favorite activities is spending time with friends and family, usually cooking or entertaining and often camping or traveling. My hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, fly-fishing, cars, cooking, good wine, great scotch, cheap beer, traveling, and adventure-particularly the road less traveled. I am open to anything that I could see as collecting a life experience! Although I’ve spent several months traveling through Europe and Central America, there still are many places I’ve yet to experience. I spend a good deal of time honing my cooking skills which are greatly improved as of late!
I am very honest and can sometimes be too direct which I believe is my way of avoiding b.s. in a conversation. I am sarcastic with people of similar personality and, of course, in a joking manner. I'm generous to a fault with people that I love and trust, they truly are one of life's rare gifts. My friends and family aren't perfect and that's perfectly fine.
I'm a "self-made" person, where all that I have I earned...most of the time the hard way. I'm looking to share my success in business, life, and friendships with a woman who has a similar mindset. I work hard and like to enjoy my free time to the fullest. What I'm missing is someone to share that "someday" and turn them into a plane ticket or marks on the calendar.
I'm looking for a woman to be "whole", someone who knows who she is and doesn't have to be defined by her job, money, status etc. She defines who she is. However, as a second most important trait, it would be a certain degree of levity, just not self-taxed so that when life doesn't go her way she doesn't lose her composure. Kind of like how does she react to lost luggage...you really can learn a lot about a woman who just lost her flat iron.
There is one thing, however, that we must have in common...an innate recognition in the beauty of "It's not the destination, it's the journey."