I'm a recent a transplant to AZ, originally from CT (90% proud/10% ashamed), but I've lived in every corner of the country. For a long time, I led a nomadic life to facilitate my passion for the outdoors and career as a climbing guide, but I've given that up in order to focus on a more intellectually and (hopefully) financially rewarding career, making use of my degree.
I began working as a geologist, tucked away in the Beartooth mountains of Montana, in the only platinum deposit in the Western hemisphere. I absolutely loved it there! Nonetheless, after spending a couple of years working underground, I decided I was missing out on too many things ...things like sunlight, a circadian rhythm, and warmth in general. So, I quit my job and moved to Tucson to begin getting my graduate degree.
I've settled into academics again and am attempting to balance a bohemian mentality with a bourgeois lifestyle on a grad school budget. When I'm not working on courses and research, I'm probably procrastinating with friends, going out for a drink, or getting some laps in at the climbing gym or the pool. Pretty standard stuff, really.
More than most, I like to travel - occasionally for tourism, occasionally for geology, quite often just for the sake of visiting friends or family, but most especially for climbing trips. My best friends still work as climbing guides, so I usually make an effort, at least a couple times a year, to go get lost somewhere in the mountains with them. Those are the adventures I live for.
My ideal match is a woman who is independent and driven, someone with aspirations, whatever they may be. She is someone who wants to put a dent in the world and has the intelligence and passion to pull it off. It's a necessity that she expects the same from me, pushes me in new directions and inspires me.
Oh yeah, and if you were wondering where on Earth that beautiful brown skin tone of mine comes from?? I'm Sri Lankan, German, English, and Dutch. What I'm saying is ...you probably shouldn't pass up such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.