I'm both playful and sincere. Even though I enjoy most people, I tend toward having a few close friends. I'm a loyal and caring friend/companion.
I love the smell of wood smoke, and being in close proximity to rivers, lakes, mountains.
I often spend my free time hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, snowshoeing. Being active outdoors always makes me feel better.
I work in the mental health field. I have my masters in clinical social work from the Smith college social work program. I sometimes feel like this field chose me more than I chose it. On a good day, I spend my day getting paid to connect with other human beings. I'm listening, empathizing, advocating, educating, supervising, collaborating, creative problem solving, facilitating groups, reading, regularly learning new things about myself and about the world...
If your emotions are tied to the outcome of a Red Sox game, we probably won't work. That being said, I'm not opposed to going to a sporting event to have a good time, drink beer, and soak in the excitement. I love outdoor festivals of all kinds, especially music outdoors, farmers markets, etc.
I feel drawn to both city and country, and I feel compelled to visit regularly whichever of the two that I'm not living in. I love cities for the: diversity/variety, creativity, ambition, anonymity, individual expression, venues for art, music, etc. I love being in the country for the: smaller community, beauty of nature, pace of life, groundedness, connectedness to where things come from (like food). So, sometimes I think about moving to a small city like Portland, ME, to experience more of that city energy but also to have easy access to the outdoors. For now, there is a lot that I like about living in the pioneer valley.
I've travelled some domestically and internationally, and I would love to do a lot more of this with a partner. I moved to the US from London when I was eight. I am fortunate to have a diverse group of friends who have lived in a number of interesting places around the world, and I have taken the opportunity to visit some of those places. I recently watched a movie called "The Way", which made me want to walk El Camino de Santiago, in Spain.
I have a farm share through a neighboring farm. It's great knowing that the delicious food I eat comes from right next door. The CSA opened on May 3 for the season, and I picked up some fiddleheads, and some of the best asparagus in the world :) I like that the CSA also motivates me to learn how to cook new things. I usually grow one or two things like snap peas, cherry tomatoes.
I've gotten back into singing/playing music in my recent adult life. I mostly sing while friends (who I met through community guitar lessons) play guitar, mandolin, bass, etc...
I'd like to become fluent in Spanish, arrange my work life so that I can do more international travel (whether that be connected to my work or not), and improve on my singing, guitar playing.
I'm looking forward to summer in New England. Weekends at Lake Winnipesaukee or the beach. Also, I recently played the game Cards Against Humanity for the first time with a group of friends and I laughed so hard that my face hurt afterwards :)