I'm not your average 43 year old and certainly don't feel that old. However, I'm also not some eternal bachelor or damaged goods. I realize that some people scratch their head at someone who is my age and never been married before, but as cliche'd as it may sound; the simple truth is that I just haven't met the right person yet. If I'm being perfectly honest, I think in the past I've been confusing the concept of "settling down" with the term "settle."
I currently find myself at a stage in life where for the first time in recent memory, most other aspects of my life seem really good, and on track to the point where all that seems to be missing is the right person to share it with. After a good deal of moving around I've finally planted some fairly sturdy roots back in my home town of La Jolla and the last few years have been spent making sure those roots are secure. I feel like my primary focus and energies were hurled into growing my business and in buying and remodeling my dream home. It wasn't easy to do, but I now feel a great sense of accomplishment about it, and I now am ready to share it all with someone special.
OK, so now back to the more 'generic' part. Not sure how much you can take from all this, but here's at least how I see myself. I'm fairly laid back and fun to be around, but I'm also very driven to succeed. I try to subscribe to the philosophy of "working to live" vs. the other way around. I try to constantly remind myself of this mantra and do my best to live life to the fullest. Although I've found it’s not always so easy to pull off. I work in commercial real estate and own/operate a brokerage firm with my older brother, who runs our Orange County office. The business can be very challenging and stressful at times, but is also very rewarding.
I love to go out and see live music or eat at nice restaurants, but also appreciate a home cooked meal and nice glass of wine by the fire. I definitely consider myself a beach person and enjoy nothing more in the summertime than plopping myself down at Wind N' Sea and soaking in the sun and ocean. I don't take myself too seriously and love to laugh, but also have a passionate and romantic side as well...I'm a Scorpio after all.
I also love to travel and try to do it as often as possible. I've been blessed to have good friends all over the world and have been lucky enough to spend time in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America amongst other spots. My dream is to be get my business to the point where it can sustain itself to a point where I can consistently travel a few months out of the year, which I think is attainable in the not too distant future...we'll see.
I was born in Chicago and my family moved to La Jolla when I was 12 years old, which is where I consider myself to be "from." I went to college in Colorado and then subsequently have lived in LA, Hawaii, San Francisco, New York City and Newport Beach. I returned home to San Diego a few years back after being gone for over 20 years, and can now safely say that I'm home to stay.
I'm looking for someone that I can connect with and have a good time. Someone who shares my interests but has her own ideas as well. I'm a pretty driven person and I recognize that hard work affords me the opportunity to live a certain way and do certain things. I'm looking for someone who shares the same attitude. Someone who can "go with the flow" and be spontaneous, but who, if the right person came along, is ready to get serious...partner in the true sense of the word.