I can be found (with a little bit of effort) treading water in a vast pond of fish.
I often wish that I knew yesterday what I know today. I believe that everyone has a special someone and what attracts me does not necessarily attract you to me. We all have our own yearnings and desires that connect with another human being for reasons one cannot put into words. If I do not respond to you that does not mean that you are not worthy to someone else. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Most of those close to me know me as someone that is very self aware. I am someone that puts my heart and soul into those that I prioritize. Family would of course be at the forefront, but my closest girlfriends that I have had from kindergarten follow within very close proximity. All of us have lives overflowing with obligations, but we always take the time to spend quality moments with each other. All of us have survived decades of trials and tribulations and never question our shared faith toward one another.
I could definitely fill more than this space will allow, about me, my life and past relationships. These experiences have proven to be invaluable to where I am now. I am known to be a tad impulsive and many believe that it is attributed to my joie de vivre...! One day (I too) will see it as the attribute that others see it as-it's coming;) I wear my heart on my sleeve and am the kind of person that cannot camouflage my emotions: It is often referred to as passion.
I tend to push myself physically to the point of exhaustion and relieving it at the gym is probably the healthiest way to deal with it. I love spinning, weights and yoga which I sometimes wish that I could do without, but that person is not somebody that I would wish upon anyone else;)
Music has evolved into one of my greatest appreciations in this world: South American, Latin, World Music, Classical Guitar (saw Ottmar Liebert April 30th at Hugh's Room!) and so many other genres including Rap and Hip Hop. If you want to take me back take me to: The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins or anything Genesis derived, Simply Red, Craig David, Sting's Greatest Hits and the list goes on...
Travelling as of the last few years has been mostly south: The Panama Canal, Columbia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Aruba, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, The Baja, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Huatulco, Cancun amongst others. My dream destinations now would be Santorini, Tuscany or Buenes Aires!
Cooking is all consuming for me, my therapy, my retreat for relaxation and stimulation of the senses. Made most recently: Spanish Roasted Lamb with Chorizo Saffron Rice, Garlic Shrimp with Date and Olive Couscous, Pan Fried Tarragon Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables, homemade salsa and guacamole...anything healthy and spicy! I am willing to acommodate those with a less heated palate if need be.
My ideal match would have the ability to enjoy the simple things that life has to offer-a social life with close friends, as well as savour quality moments alone with me, good food, music, wine and candles which I treasure.
The person that I seek has evolved into someone compassionate, intuitive, genuine, intellectual (not pretentious), physical, sophisticated (again, not pretentious), and most important a rock of stability. Emotional is completely acceptable-but a rock able to stand on his own two feet. He is the guy with the million dollar heart and not necessarily the million dollars. His desire is to understand me to the best of his ability.