I also have very close connections with my spectacular family and friends. I have 5 nephews and 2 nieces, and I pride myself in being their favorite uncle. =-) We pack in as much adventure as we can and it has been the most amazing experience watching them grow from little poo machines into fun kids into real people that I can have great conversations with. My 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 step sisters and 1 step brother are all more than family, because we're great friends as well. Getting together with family, as my British friend used to say, is "always a pleasure, never a chore."
My friend group in Seattle has been together since grade school, and I've come to realize how lucky we are to have had such positive, productive relationships for such a long time. I've picked up a couple more groups from college, as well as from my years traveling Asia, that will also be lifelong friends. I am an extremely lucky person, and I always try to remember that and be grateful.
I love a proper adventure. While planning ahead for equipment and supplies is helpful, I don't like to have too much structure impeding my adventures. There is a certain flow one can get into that can't be planned ahead, and that is where the gold lies. Adventures can happen anywhere, any time if one is open to letting themselves go and living in the moment.
I also love playing with language, a good board game that requires a little skill/knowledge and has a good flow, and conversation where people play off each other's humor. My friends are brilliant and we often end up under layers and layers of comedy so thick it's hard to breathe from all the laughing.
I'm looking for someone to join me in my adventures and connection with life. To provide some interesting perspective and humor. To join in and contribute to my amazing group of friends, (and hopefully have your own amazing group of friends that I can enjoy as well.). I'd like to find someone who is confident and independent who wants to be with someone else to enhance their life and share experiences rather than someone who needs a man to feel whole.
I think that people can describe themselves in a profile, and some of these criteria will help to match up people who will possibly be a good fit, (or more accurately it can help you weed out people with deal-breaker qualities), but you just have to get together and hang out to see if you really jive and there is any chemistry emotionally, mentally, and physically. So if any of this is resonating with you, shoot me an email and let's get a coffee. =-). (Low time commitment for the first meet-up and all that.)