I recently moved back to the US after living several years in Egypt--an amazing place with daily surprises. (No, it's not how you imagine it. You may just have to trust me on that one.)
That wasn't the only adventure I've had in mind. Over a number of years at university, I gathered a lot of dreams--ones I don’t want to achieve alone. There's that sailing trip around the Med, the school in West Africa, and the houseboat hostels on Nasser, Volta, and Victoria. Maybe you have some to add to the list? I'm not afraid of a little risk. Looking forward I think: "at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Egypt was a good place to start on my dreams, but not the best place to find a partner in crime. I loved my calling in the branch, and the opportunity of teaching my grade 5 students. They sure are fun! I learned so much from those experiences. And then it was time to move on, although I'd at least like to visit there again one day. On to new things, like the nonprofit foundation idea I've been refining for a few years, which is now coming to fruition.
Going it solo isn't an exciting prospect. I'm looking for someone who will talk with me, I mean REALLY talk with me. Someone who is better with me as I'm better with her. She'll rely on me when the inevitable hard times strike. She'll really see me while others say I'm "aloof" or "hard to read," although she'll likely think I was challenging and hard to read at first. She'll surely like that I'm an idealist and a dreamer (the really handy, pragmatic kind). She'll love that I'm getting better bit by bit.
I'm looking for a women with whom I feel at home, no matter where I am. I'll love her spirituality and altruism ... her wit, health, and beauty. She's a very special woman. It would be hard to imagine myself without someone who's driven like her. She's not that woman who sits back and waits for good things to happen. It’s her great qualities that will allow us to have an egalitarian, synergistic, and joyful relationship--the kind that makes an eternal family--and that's the real adventure.