I've traveled and volunteered in a developing nation for a year, spent months straight on the road visiting national parks, hiking by day and camping by night, and I’d love to do it all again. Most evenings I try to get out and do something, whether it be playing kickball or soccer in a league, basketball with friends or just going for a run. Then my nights I spend relaxing on my stoop, having friends over for drinks and random dance parties or wandering and/or going for a ride on my bike. When I’m being more low key, I enjoy baking fun, new things and relaxing while watching a movie, reading a good book or playing a game (I’m currently on a Dominion kick, but Catan and Portal are a couple of other favorites).
I’m very interested in farming and the idea of living off the land. I can't wait to get a puppy, soon. I love experiencing life by way of new activities, places, people, foods and just taking in as much as I can. I try to say yes to any adventures that come my way and my biggest goals in life are to see the world, to leave a positive mark on it and to share as much of this as possible with someone I care deeply for. I value the people in my life, happiness and bettering the lives of those around me. I try to live by the words "leave everything and everyone you come across equal to, or better than you found it". I feel that much of society has become too greatly focused on finances and unrewarding work that lacks a positive outcome on the world, all the while losing sight of the things I believe are important in life. This last point took me a life-consuming job and a bad car accident to truly appreciate, as my friend Ackbar would say, “IT'S A TRAP!”.
At this point, one of many ideal futures would be sharing a few years of nomadic adventures, world travels and volunteer work with someone, then eventually settling down somewhere warm, something akin to running a bike rental shop near a beach in Costa Rica or joining an intentional community and working off the land, allowing the primary focus of my life to be my SO, my family and my relationships, not things, money, or status.
I'm on here because I've reached a point in life where I am ready for a serious relationship and I want that relationship to be with a best friend, someone who would enjoy sharing adventures, smiles and downtime with me as much as I would with them. I want a relationship where we eventually share a selfless care for one other, each putting forth an effort to make the other feel cared for and happy. Because of this, I am focusing on it more and hoping to find that person who is as right for me as I am for her and I’d rather leave no stone unturned. I think knowing about similar interests, perspectives and values up front is a good first step down that path. Looking forward, I’m excited for more travel, adventures, unique experiences, volunteer opportunities, and possibly even getting to do all of these things simultaneously, hopefully with someone who will be as into it as I am.
SUPER-BONUS-FUN-TIME: you can find me on facebook here - http://www.facebook.com/busacker
TL;DR- I'm adventurous, empathetic, nature-loving and spontaneous and want to share it with someone awesome