I'm a Colorado native and love the lifestyle here--especially those things outdoors. During the summer you'll find me hiking, cycling and backpacking. In the winter I'm snowshoeing, skiing or on a yurt trip in the back country. While I don't expect my significant other to go on every adventure, it's important that we share a few (e.g., you can and like to throw on a 30lb pack and hike a few miles into the backcountry for a couple of days). Aside from the outside, we could be at a rock concert at Red Rocks, the symphony at Chautauqua, cooking a coconut curry chicken or on the couch with takeout and a movie.
My work-life balance is essential. Personal development is also important: physical, intellectual and spiritual. I've accomplished a lot on my own and I'm looking to accomplish even more with the right person. I understand the work that goes into a relationship (especially communication) and that the rewards can far outweigh the effort. I'm already complete--a good relationship is the icing on the cake.
People and planet are what it's all about. I have a great family and a large circle of friends that date back to high school. My friends describe me as intelligent, funny, thoughtful, a good communicator and easy on the eyes. I'd throw in honest and determined, too. I have a romantic side as well as the capability and confidence to share my thoughts. I have a thirst for knowledge and I jump at opportunities to expand my mind.
I've found that simplifying my life (especially by slowing consumption) allows me to focus more on experiences and the moments contained in each. Don't get me wrong, I like my toys. I also have a strong internal drive that allows me to succeed in reaching my goals.
Finally, I believe that a relationship should be an oasis in the craziness of life and not a part of that craziness.