Briefly, I am caring, funny, thoughtful, active, and adventurous, ready for long-term commitment with the right person. I’ve come to know and accept myself quite well. Loved ones tell me that I'm beautiful inside and out and that they're not just tooting my horn!
I love to dance, to sing, travel, outdoor rec (hiking, biking, cross-country skiing), yoga, film, food, drink, hardy laughs, getting away for the weekend, or schlubbing around my apartment in my pajamas. I recently started taking a circus arts class and am really enjoying them. Music is also very important and a random sample of my collection includes Dylan, Gillian Welch, Nick Lowe, Lauryn Hill, The Beatles, Neil Young, Feist, Ethiopian jazz and vocalists, Antony & The Johnsons, some indie rock, etc. I suppose I fall healthily left of center on the folk/rock spectrum, and most other spectra for that matter.
I'm very close to my parents and sister, and am a doting aunt to my niece and nephew who live locally. That said, I'm not married to Boston, but for personal reasons I don't want to move too far away in the foreseeable future, either.
While not without my vices, I do for the most part strive to live a healthy, balanced life. My spirit starts to feel very cramped if I don't have regular doses of beauty and inspiration, whether through music, dancing, watching dance, literature, nature, etc. I recognize a friend by s/he who laughs generously at my jokes. I sometimes run in a new agey or hippie circle/scene, but am usually amongst the more ironic participants. I recently (fall '13) started meditating more and am finding it valuable.
I have a real knack for finding affordable treasures in the trove (events, restaurants) and devising quirky, spontaneous plans. There are all manner of things I’d love to try or do more of, on dates or otherwise, including: salsa dancing; walk around/have a bite in local neighborhoods/cities I haven’t been to; more ambitious road trips (Berkshires, please); see more live music (Club Passim, Lizard Lounge); return to Gloucester and the DeCordova; going to the opera (never been); etc etc. Travel destinations on my wishlist include Brazil, New Orleans, and southern US road trip. I'm hoping to get to maritime Canada this summer (though it's becoming harder to find travel buddies). I've lived internationally and am most stimulated by developing countries.