I'm looking to make a new friend who'd like to explore this wonderful world with me for the next little while to a half century or so. A half century seems like a lot of time. And it is. But I doubt it'll be enough with the right person.
I try to be patient but hearing things like people purposefully trying to "kill time" seems like a silly idea. I think my problem, if you can call it that, is that I like too many things so I'm never short of something to do. It's amazing the things people can accomplish in one lifetime. I don't think it's all genetics -- I think it's barely genetics. In fact, I think it's as simple as, what you put in is what you get out. Put in a bunch of good stuff like respect, determination, wisdom and people find ways to cure disease or send robots to Mars. Even if we don't see the opportunities life affords us to be great in the history books, being great to yourself and those around you is the only measure that should truly matter.
Sometimes to a fault, I gravitate to an optimistic outlook. People have taught me that anything can have value given the right perspective. Experience has taught me how to better identify what that value means to me. Here are some valuable things I've found so far: a sunset stroll by the lake; making something better together; sleeping late when you deserve it; snuggling up on a chilly morning; the surprise of realizing someone is making a delicious breakfast; planning a trip together; the sly smile shared during an inside joke.
I'm a bit old fashioned in that I enjoy being a man and usually taking the lead. That said, I need someone who can also step up when the situation demands attention. Someone who can recognize the need for balance between working hard and playing hard, personal and shared goals, friendship and family, honesty and respect. As harsh as it may sound, I'm ready for someone who can not only keep up but bring something to the party -- or the work site, whichever it happens to be.
I try to listen to when my heart tells me to say yes to life. It's easy to shut out some of the most profound experiences because of fear or laziness. I'm Floridian; however, I've spent a lot of time traveling the Americas and Europe for work and play. My hobbies tend to align with pursuits of knowledge, friendships, athletic sports, business, cultural and self discovery.
More than anything, I like to have fun with each day I'm given. I try to entertain at my place often and usually plan the larger group trips for my friends and family. Music is important to me and it's often the perfect excuse to take an impromptu trip. As much as failing to plan is planning to fail, being adaptable and playing things by ear is also a huge turn on. The thrill of a surprise can be hard to rival. Surprise me in a good way and I promise to return the favor. =)
If you think we can be friends, send a wink or email my direction. Thanks for reading!