Extroverted introvert, reverent and irreverent. Strong sense of purpose and insatiably curious. Disciplined, hard working and lazy. Doing my best to meet life with courage, creativity and humor. Freedom being the opposite side of fear, I nudge myself to take action whenever fear arises. Forever studying, learning and maturing. I never pass up a college campus, library or beautiful architecture...or any beauty for that matter. If you haven't yet been to the Burlingame library, it's worth a visit.
Love challenges and seek new experiences, even if I'm certain what it'll be like. Adaptable, I've lived on both coasts and the Midwest and road tripped through 40 states and Canada. Biked 450 mi through Vermont at 14. I've climbed 65 mountains up to 21,000 ft in Bolivia, sometimes through whiteouts and 80 mph winds. Adventured through 17 countries (though not much of late since I turned startup workaholic). I've biked to work in -10 and ripped the handle off a car door in -28. I've listened to hundreds of hours of Dharma, experienced 'perfect' stillness, contentment and joy on meditation retreats.
I've worked with billionaires, regularly host couchsurfers and survived multiple near death experiences, including climbing, mountain biking and divorce. Female radiance, beauty, form and sweetness truly moves and inspires me.
The first thing people usually notice is that my civilized demeanor and kind eyes don't quite fit with my less than innocent curiosity.