When I tell people I am intellectual, it means I like to spend a lot of time questioning, contemplating, musing, reflecting, creating, and analyzing. That doesn't mean I think I'm the most intelligent person in the world (sometimes I do), but I do love anything that engages my mind. I feel the closest people me to are the friends I can share my random thoughts and ideas with, and have a good conversation arise from it.
Of course, I also feel the need to go out and be active. I enjoy anything that gets me moving, like going on a hike, ballroom dancing, or playing a game of basketball, ultimate frisbee, and yes, even some dodgeball. I do still have a lot of traveling I want to do. When I get the chance to see the world, and new cultures, I love it.
Spiritually, I am a Christian. I do believe in God and grace, but unlike many Christians I feel being honest about tough questions and doubts is sometimes a bigger part of faith than having lots of simple answers. Furthermore, I do believe rigid dogma is not part of being a Christian. I believe God is bigger than anything I can believe.
I think the person I am looking for is someone who can I can share all three of those traits with. I would love to hang out with anyone else who can bounce between paddle boarding around a lake, a trip to somewhere exotic, a game of Dixit (look it up!), and a conversation about the complex themes found in a Fitzgerald novel.
Oh, and just so you know, I am a big Duck, Spurs, Timbers, and Blazers fan. When they are playing and I have the opportunity, I am watching and cheering loudly.