My hobbies are riding and taking care of my horses and mountain biking. I also like lifting free weights sometimes, but I always get bored with the repetition and stop. I don't care for routine but I do walk 6 - 7 km per day to and from my office. I find I can "zone" quite happily when I walk so I don't notice the routine.
I'll be honest right up front; if you can't get out there every now and then and "ride a horse like you stole it" we won't have much in common.
I don't do any crafty or "hobby" sort of things. I like to cook and people say I am good at it but I don't like to cook everyday. I cook only when the spirit moves me -- once again -- not into routine.
My goals are to live my life as completely as possible and I think I do a really good job of that. I recently returned to Canada after 14 years in Mexico where I owned and operated a very off-the-beaten-path eco-tour company. Here in Canada I keep busy with my careers -- an executive director position in marketing and my "other work" as a consultant to marketing and fundraising clients. Despite being busy career wise a key goal of mine is to travel and see as many new things as I am able to -- and always always always take the time to enjoy life with friends and family -- and I always do.
I put Anglican for religion because I was confirmed as one when I was 12. Seriously, I am as lapsed as it is possible to be and I don't care what religion anyone practices as long as they leave me out of it.
I am an extremely happy, positive person. Everyone says I have a great sense of humour. I certainly appreciate the absurd and welcome the unexpected. I laugh a lot because my life is fun. I see no point in being unhappy and I believe that everyone's happiness is 100% their own responsibility. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or, rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." That pretty much sums up my view of life and I'd rather rejoice than complain.
My taste in music is very eclectic, I love almost all types of music including bagpipes and accordion polkas. I like dancing and I would really love to have the opportunity to learn how to do fancy ballroom dancing. If anyone cares to cut a rug and have some good laughs at the same time, I am on board with that.
The most important trait I think anyone can have is kindness. I am a kind person and I like to surround myself with other people that are kind.
Words I live by
"If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one and with the dole,
Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul"
Something fun - I have a whole list of Toronto and Southern Ontario places and things I have not explored yet but would like to. One request though - please, please, nothing that involves Tim Horton's! (Almost two years here in Ontario and I still don't "get" the popularity of this particular establishment.)