The one thing I am passionate about...
I would have to say that I?m most passionate about living an active life and maintaining a healthy balance between work and play. This means being a solid contributor at work while still having time to get out and play. My career is interesting, providing challenges, intellectual stimulation, and a sense of accomplishment. My time off is also rewarding, allowing me to pursue activities that keep me fit, connect with my friends and family, and indulge my love of travel and nature. Each day offers new opportunities to grow professionally and personally, and to enjoy all that life has to offer.
I typically spend my leisure time
I?m an avid runner and I like to start my day with a run the same way many start their day with a cup of coffee. Running helps me sort through my thoughts and feelings while enhancing my physical fitness (and it compensates nicely for time spent at my desk job). I?ve been in 21 marathons so far and plan to do as many as my body will let me. I love being outside in nature no matter what the season, enjoying the beautiful sights, sounds, and fresh air. You can often find me hiking in the mountains, kayaking on the lake, or cycling around town. After a busy day, I enjoy relaxing at home, watching TV, reading, or just hanging out with my cats.
The most influential person in my life has been
I don?t believe there?s just one quality that I?m looking for in another person. Rather, it?s the total package. To me, that means someone who is well-rounded, intelligent, and honest. Someone who enjoys being active and spending time in nature would be a big plus. I also think it?s essential that my partner have compassion for both people and animals, as I do. I think a relationship should be built on friendship, common interests, and of course, a spark of chemistry.
The first thing people notice about me
People usually notice that I am friendly. I believe in treating others the way I would want to be treated. I?m genuinely interested in people and their experiences, so I enjoy meeting others. I think that comes across in my receptive and courteous manner. Let me know what you think when we meet!
The last book I read and enjoyed
?Harry Potter and the Sorcerer?s Stone?. It was a lot of fun to read, and I?ve already seen all the movies so I couldn?t help but picture the characters and settings the way they were portrayed on film. I love to read books set in the mountains. My favorites include ?Touching the Void? & ?Nanda Devi?. I also enjoy reading historical fiction ? my all time favorite is Kenneth Roberts? ?Rabble in Arms?, set during the Revolutionary War. It gave me an interesting glimpse into our country at that time and land. ?Seven Years in Tibet? was an excellent read too (unlike the film version with Brad Pitt!).
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family and friends
- A rewarding career & active lifestyle
- A clean, safe, beautiful environment
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I think that people don?t realize that my friendliness extends into helpfulness. I am always willing to listen, lend a hand, give advice, or help in any way that I can. I?ve noticed that more often than not, one little act of kindness (like holding open a door for someone) can be contagious. You never know how far a little goodwill could lead ? Besides, it?s the right thing to do!
Friends Describe me as
Hard Working, Kind, Physically Fit, Quiet
A little more about me
I?m looking forward to meeting someone special and building a relationship that will enhance both of our lives. Due to a new job, I have just relocated to Clinton, Massachusetts this October after many years living in the Champlain Valley, Vermont. I will miss Vermont, but I am looking forward to all that the greater Boston area has to offer.
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
rabbel in arms - kenneth roberts, watership down - richard adams, walk in the woods - bill bryson
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking, Running
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Hockey, Other, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
dean evenson - new age, gandalf - new age, gordon lightfoot, john denver, u2
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
star wars, lord of the rings (not sure if i have this classified correct), shrek
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
star trek, cheers, dexter (not sure if i have it classified correctly)