aerogram
30 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
I like to think of myself as laid back but in all honesty I probably have too many strong opinions on things for that to be true. I find okcupid to be a little soul sucking. I'm very much a luddite, and I consider myself social —but I'm anti social media and I don't do smart phones well. I prefer real interaction. I'm an INFJ, and I find it surprising how much the description fits me.

I grew up in a small town in the hills of the Oregon coast range. I had space to roam. I had freedom to pursue whatever struck my interest knowing I would have the full support of my parents. I chose not to take the typical path of school, college, job. I started My first real job at age 12 And have been working ever since. At this point I'm in my second career.

My brain and my heart are the two things that define me most. The way my brain works has dictated what choices I have made and lead me to follow the non traditional trajectory of my life. My heart has guided me for better or worse through those decisions. I seek continuity between my heart and mind. It's a daily practice.

I'm a very verbal person, when discussing something complex I have a tendency to think out loud.

I probably dance in my room by myself more than most people.
What I’m doing with my life
I'v always felt this is a loaded question, especially when asked by your parent's old friends! Or by someone you might want to impress.

I work in the healing arts doing therapeutic bodywork. I facilitate others to move towards wellness through a whole body structural approach.

I champion my qigong practice for keeping me sound within my mind, body and spirit.

I'm an active person who needs to move or I will go crazy. Everything that I love has to do with movement.
I’m really good at
observing, I can listen with my hands as well my ears. I'm highly sensitive to others. I'm good at being me. I spent 12 years being a professional cook— so I'm pretty damn good at it.
The first things people usually notice about me
My sister and I agree this is a dumb question. The truth is people just notice me!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I grew up being read out loud to on a regular basis, this instilled a great love of books and reading. As a younger person I enjoyed Watership Down, The red wall series, and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. As an older person I have been blown away by books such as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson Mccullers, Mating by Norman Rush. Hermann Hesse is also on the list among others I can't think of right now. I dig non fiction too such as Joan Didion, Wendell Berry and Berry Lopez. I very much enjoy reading the Sunday times in the morning over breakfast.
The six things I could never do without
My health, my family, my friends, good food, good drink, good music, soundness of—mind—movement—heart. The woods. The garden.

I suppose that is more than six, but I don't concern myself with arbitrary numbers.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about what form my next meal is going to take. "Do I grab tacos from the truck down the street, or do I cook something out of the garden?"

I often think, I want more, give me more. How do I become better? Am I up to the task of making that happen? Will I hold myself accountable?

Lately I find my self thinking about massage and bodywork, I think about becoming a more nuanced and sensitive practitioner.
On a typical Friday night I am
doing whatever I want
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dont't admit private things to people I don't know.
You should message me if
If it so strikes your fancy, and you don't like wearing bras=)
Also if going salsa dancing with me sounds appealing!
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