I'm vagabond of sorts and have done this stuff a long time, coming and going from Portland. You don't have to be this way. The standard 40 hour, year-round work left me burned out and unfulfilled so this is very much a conscious life-style. Hobbies, volunteering, self-improvement, planning that next trip keep me busy. The routine is in my blood and draws unique friends.
Recent life events have me challenging thoughts about people and lifestyle: who belongs in, or out, of my circle, boundaries, possessions, monogamy vs. non-monogamy, fears, more. It's always good to challenge and refresh one's beliefs. I'm drawn to connections, learning about people, understanding and letting time resolve the eventual direction.
My interests go far beyond the outdoors. Jeez-- I'm in my 50's--a few other things have grabbed my curiosity along the way. I can wire a light fixture, enjoy history, create something in my workshop, distinguish art nouveau from art deco, know the notes of a minor 7th chord, and definitely know better than pitch to David Ortiz on a 3-0 count. I clean up in trivial pursuit.
I'm actually pretty light-hearted. I giggle at little nothings throughout the day. I smile and nod to others when I’m out running.
I won't mug for the camera and desecrate an inspirational view by striking a yoga pose...or use the word 'namaste' indiscriminately.
Trusting and dutiful in the Myers-Briggs sense: ISFJ