I LOVE life and want to make the best out of the one chance I have. I'm a child at heart but try to temper my actions with wisdom and compassion. I believe this is what God intended. My life's outlook, which I will explain here, is my way of glorifying, and showing an appreciation for my relationship with Him. I love new experiences and adventures. I certainly buy into the notion of "work hard. . . play hard". I like to lean in the direction of "play". lol My interests could be summed up in one word "eclectic". Variety and balance in life are a must. I would like to think myself balanced and open minded. I'll read philosophy/theology but need the action and excitement of things like capoeira or firefighting. Being a teacher allows time for one of my favorite pastimes. . . I love travel whether it be a month long road trip or a vacation to Italy or the Balkans. In general, my favorite places are usually found "off the beaten path". . . I love to meet new people and learning from them which is one of the reasons i've gotten on here. Although I value the opinions of loved ones and friends, it is not a stretch in the least to say I march to the beat of my own drummer. I love to bring a smile to the face of those around me. To bring them happiness brings happiness to me. So I act goofy when I can and laugh as much as possible. I try not to let the realities of the world destroy the childlike spirit that dwells within me, although that can admittedly be difficult at times. Other than finding someone with a similar love for life, what am I'm looking for in a person??. . . a friend, a spiritual partner, a cheerleader when the chips are down, someone who understands the importance balance, sacrafice and compromise. In the end, aren't we all looking for someone who understands and want to grow with us???