This is my mantra:
"Stand and be strong.
Dance and be happy.
Sit and be at peace."
I'm trying to live that dream: I've practiced and taught martial arts fit almost 20 years, to help people be strong. I have done and taught swing dance for 12 years, and help people be happy. Now I'm learning to do therapeutic massage (sports, myofascial, neuromuscular, etc.) and massage for relaxation (Swedish, Thai, and Shiatsu), to help bring at least a moment of peace into people's lives.
I've been trying to cut this profile back from being a novella, but match% and vague mostly useless questions only tell you so much. I'd like to meet like-minded people, in general, and while I'm hoping to meet a potential life partner at some point, I'm not looking to rush into anything. I'm mostly just expecting to meet new people - I find this whole online chatting/dating/searching/etc. thing really awkward. But here I am... giving it a go, since it's hard to meet new people in A2 if you're working and not at the university. I'm looking for people who do the things I like to do, because, in a lot of ways, we are what we do. In order of importance, I'm into: learning about the world, dancing, fitness of any kind (you could do yoga, crossfit, run, bike, or whatever), cooking and eating, walks out in the woods or hanging out on the water, going out to see shows (bands, comedy, plays, art, whatever, I'm game!) having philosophical/political conversations, drinking good beer, gardening, reading (especially reading a book together with a partner!), board or video games... (Ok, take a breather... sorry, that was a long, long sentence, lol!) I know I won't find someone into all those things, but I'd like to share some of them at least. I also hope to find a partner for whom the most important things life are also motivated by mindfulness, compassion, and passion, as they are for me. I hope this gives you an idea of who I am. If you are one of those aforementioned like-minded people, send a message and say hi, or star my profile so I know that such a wonderful person exists!