Dating or long term? Only time will tell.
Honesty is important so, the two photos of me with curly hair and the two with short hair are me in two of my wigs because my hair all fell out due to my treatments for breast cancer during the spring and summer 2014. I am fine now - I even have eyelashes again and hair like a marine recruit! (I'll be keeping the wigs for a while!) I've been through surgery, chemo and radiation throughout which, I kept working and kept active, and I feel wonderful. However, I don't look "exactly" like some of my photos right at this point in time...one could say that at present I am "a work in progress". If that sends anyone running for the hills (as I assume it will), no worries; physical attraction is very important to me too so I "get" that. However, if I seem interesting apart from that please do keep me in mind and check back in a few months when I'll be better than ever. ;-)
For those undeterred by such things; as you can see from my photos I like boats and horses. Those are my four horses in the photos and my horses are a really big part of my life.
I've done a lot of boating and fishing on the west coast of Vancouver Island with friends and the south central interior lakes of British Columbia with my Dad. When I lived in Mexico (I have not lived a very "traditional" sort of life) I operated snorkel and fishing trips on pangas and a 42' Chris Craft. I am not really very good at fishing - my friends will attest to that - but I love being out on the water in any sized boat except a kayak. I do not understand the principle behind a boat that is designed to tip over.
I like lifting free weights. I find the rhythm of it soothing and relaxing, but then I always get bored with the routine and repetition and stop so it might be cool to meet someone that likes to do that sort of thing together - though I should say I have always viewed the gym as a solo activity. I am just not really the sort of person that cares for daily routine, I do prefer variety in my life, but then I do "routinely" 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.
Being from BC originally, and then spending 14 years in Mexico where I created and successfully operated my very "off-the-beaten-path" adventure/eco tour company, I am really enjoying exploring the quaint little villages and small towns I've found while poking around southern Ontario so it would be nice to meet someone interested in getting out and exploring our surroundings.
I am happy in jeans and boots scruffing about but I also love dressing up for the symphony, opera and live theatre which I attended on a regular basis the years I lived in Vancouver and whenever I could on my many visits to San Francisco and Mexico City during the last few years. I've been to the Soulpepper here twice and would like to find someone that enjoys this sort of outing at least occasionally.
For entertainment I also like; going out to movies; staying in and watching movies (curled up on the couch with Netflix on Hola and a glass of good wine works for me); NFL football live or on TV, GO BEARS! (yeah I know) and hockey live at pretty much any level from Bantam up.
I never got around to getting married or reproducing. I find small children tedious but, still being a bit of a kid myself, I do get on well with teens and kids about 8 years old and up.
Take this as a warning label if you like - I am extremely independent. I know what I want and I know how to get where I am going. I have no emotional baggage and I've managed, in the past few years, to cut my Samsonite baggage load in half when I travel. ;-)
I do a really good job of living life completely in my free time, and I am also successful and happy in my professional life. I currently hold a senior executive position in a fairly large international company and I also do consulting to a private client on the west coast that I have worked with for years now. I'm entrepreneurial by nature and I keep busy with work. However; I still make time to enjoy life in general and special time with friends and loved ones is, for me, a priority. I find that I really fit best with others who are like myself on a professional basis because I enjoy the exchange of fresh ideas and different experiences.
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 who appreciates the absurd and welcomes the unexpected. I see no point in being unhappy when the world is so extraordinarily beautiful, so full of wonderful things and places to marvel at and explore. I believe that a positive attitude comes from within and that everyone's happiness is 100% their own responsibility. "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or, rejoice because thorn bushes have roses." I rejoice. My mother always said I have more than a bit of the devil in me - but in a fun way (I hope).
My taste in music is very eclectic, I love almost all types of music (even bagpipes and accordion polkas). I like dancing and I would really love to have the opportunity to learn fancy ballroom dancing. If anyone cares to dance like no one is watching and have some good laughs at the same time, I am on board with that. Last Tango in Toronto anyone? ;-)
The most important trait I think anyone can have is kindness. I am a kind person and if you are not you'll be gone in the blink of an eye.
If you message me and I don't reply it is because I don't feel that we'd make a good connection, but I do thank you for your interest and I wish you the best of luck in your search.
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 thy soul"
Edge Walk??? ;-) ha ha I WOULD like that but... OK, how about we fly to Paris for dinner? Yeah, neither is too realistic I suppose but a girl can dream right? I have only one request - please, please, nothing that involves "Timmy's"! (Just over two years here in Ontario and I still don't "get" the popularity of this particular establishment.)