I am an experience junkie. I love adventure and engaging with intriguing, humorous people who show me something new about myself. I am a "Yes" person who is always rediscovering herself and the world. It's a never ending journey, and that delights me. Honestly, it used to freak me out. Words like forever and infinity could send me into a silent panic. (I never gave up the smile on my face though). That is well behind me now. Life keeps going; the learning is never-ending, and I am in love with all of it--even the really unsettling parts! This last year I went para-gliding, surfing, kayaking, zip-lining, river rafting, ice-skating, and did lots of rock climbing. And while I do love all the new things in my life, I am also incredibly good at doing absolutely nothing. I lead a very exciting, lazy life.
You know that strange thing cats do when they seem to be interested in nothing, just laying around seemingly sleeping or licking themselves lazily, and then they spring to action attacking something as if they had been planning it for hours? You aren't sure if planning is part of their behavior of if they are really just super random... If it's the random thing, then I am very much like a cat. There is this very peaceful presence in me that seems to be concentrating on nothing in particular most of the time, and then suddenly I am springing into action focused on something as if it is the only thing, and yet that thing may be as important as a ball of string or a squirrel. Is there really anything in life more important than string and squirrels? However, this deluded disregard for productivity and overindulgence in self-care combined with a joyous explosion of energy directed at nothing more than strings and squirrels has created a deliriously successful life. Cats Rule!
(I'm secretly discovering the answer to the Universe. If I'm ignoring you, there's a good reason. It will only help you in the end. ;-)
I enjoy people who can be truly present with themselves and with me. Emotions are what move me. Don't hold back. Although it may be tricky at times, I love deep honesty, especially with people who don't need to make it painful for themselves. Life is delightfully fun. Self honesty can be beautiful too. I like people who know how to make self-reflection an amazing experience.
I love authentic people who genuinely love themselves, know what they want in life, and offer all of themselves to every situation. That's a tall order, and maybe they don't get this in every moment. Maybe they have fleeting doubts and say, "Fuck it!" sometimes. But that's awesome too. I like the people around me to do whatever pleases them fully without guilt, apology, or excuses. It doesn't matter to me if the action is sleeping or some more productive activity. And I do my best to do the same. It is very sad to me to discover that someone did something for me that they did not want to do or enjoy doing. For me giving comes without thought or expectation. I love knowing that those around me give with the same genuineness.
I truly admire people who don't easily get their feelings hurt but aren't afraid to share when they do feel hurt. People like that know how to make anything a powerful and positive experience simply because they are living it fully. I like fearless people. Nothing touches me like vulnerability unafraid of itself.