“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” Marilyn Monroe
I'm a professional sculptor and am represented by galleries across the country from Hawaii to Florida. I like the outdoors, hiking, camping, mountain biking, going to the Santa Rosa Plateau or even Catalina for a kayak adventure. Idyllwild is a fun day trip with all the shops, art galleries and restaurants. I work out at least 5 times a week and hike all the local mountains, including San Jacinto, Baldy and an annual trip with friends to Mt Whitney, 14,507 feet, in the High Sierra's. I have summited Mt Whitney every year for the last 3 years. Though I wouldn't go so far as to call myself "athletic", I'm in very good shape at 5'11, 188 pounds. I enjoy cooking and trying out new recipe's, including my "garbage pizza" with home made dough and meatballs from scratch. Also love "dark chocolate" :-) And yes, I'm even pretty good at washing the dishes!
I think it's important to have a strong desire to be a responsible person. In my life I like to spend some time working with my local animal rescue shelter, and in my business, I work with several environmental groups, especially sea turtle organizations.
My ideal person would be a woman who is active and keeps themselves in shape, is attractive and isn't afraid of letting her partner know what she wants. I'm looking for someone with a sense of humor, who's passionate about their lives, the environment, the needs of others and of course their partner. I believe finding a partner takes time. With that comes dating and friends first. I want someone who's comfortable getting to know each other slowly, find out each others good and bad points, and then decide if we want to spend more time together.
There are many really nice people, who are searching for someone to not only love, but love them. And for most, it's kind of tough to get back out there after possibly being in a long relationship, marriage, etc. Putting your self out there takes a lot of courage, and I know in my case, awkwardness and mistakes often come with the territory, but just taking the time to know you're important enough for someone to like is a wonderful thing.
Most importantly - My partner will be honest, loving and patient. She will see the world as a whole and not focused on herself. My partner will have goals, achieve them and set more. My partner will hug dogs, pet cats, cry at shelters and give her love those not as fortunate as her. My partner will expect the same from me.
I'm a 7 year cancer survivor.... cancer sucks. There's a lesson that comes with cancer.