I am at home in the wilderness but enjoy good coffee and being in walking distance of everything I need. I am originally from Southern Ontario where most of my family still lives. I have been in Alberta for 5 years (which still surprises me some days) and I am thinking this might be home. I work in recreation, coordinating a climbing wall (i have the best job in the world) I love the challenges it provides and the community. I am pretty easygoing and will happily laugh at myself if I do something silly.
What I’m doing with my life
My life has been governed by the belief that being part of a
community means working to better that community. I work in
recreation and do my best to facilitate positive growth for my
I would say too that I am doing my best to enjoy life, there is so
much to explore and shape and experience, it seems a waste not to
be intentional with the time we have.
I’m really good at
I make really warm toques and can bake quite well.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm not entirely sure. I have blue eyes that friends have mentioned
are pretty noticeable.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I will read almost anything if it's well written and interesting, scifi/fantasy is probably my favourite genre but I will also pick up academic books and nonfiction as well.
I don't own a tv but I have Firefly on my Mac and am so happy Joss Whedon has shows on the air. I am also quite partial to doctor who.
I listen to a lot of podcasts; 'On Being' 'this American life' and Dan savage's lovecast to name a few.
I feel the same way about food as I do about books, as long as the food is well made and interesting I will probably eat it. Sushi is comfort food and although I am not a vegetarian I really enjoy vegetarian food.
The six things I could never do without
1. My cat Artemis. I rescued her in university and except for the
fall of 2009 when I worked as an outdoor educator and when I first
moved to Alberta we have been inseparable.
2. A cup of coffee in the morning and maybe one in the
3. My family, even though they are 3 provinces away.
4. My friends.
5. my work. Working with youth is amazingly rewarding.
6. Yarn. I am unfortunately addicted. The upside is most of my
friends have handmade toques keeping their heads warm in the
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next adventure! I am a bit of nerd when it comes to planning backcountry trips, I see it as part of the fun and usually leads to a more enjoyable trip as the foreseeable stuff has all been sorted. I've hiked the west coast trail and this past summer I spent 10 days canoeing in quetico provinical park, so beautiful. No big plans for future trips yet, some small trips into the mountains while the weather stays nice, but nothing big.
On a typical Friday night I am
I normally have to work. But when I do get the night off. I am
enjoying time with friends or having a quiet night at home. My
altered work schedule is what prompted me to join this site. It's
hard to meet people when you work in the evening.
You should message me if
If you think we have something in common and might get along.
If you live in my part of the world (sorry not looking for anything long distance)