Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
[update: i am moving back to the west coast in a couple
mary oliver has a quote i absolutely love: "tell me, what is it you
plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
when i lived in the south, i decided i would approach life with the
mantra "almost always yes." try new things; go new places; learn
new things; say yes to an abundant life by sometimes saying no ...
the "almost always yes" philosophy has served me well!
some highlights so far: i have lived in lots of places across the
country (west, midwest, south, northeast) with one year-long
sojourn abroad; ran my first half-marathon on the cape in february
2013 (in the freezing rain) (and others since); caught lobsters off
boston's south shore (ask me about walking back from the beach with
the lobster in hand...); came to love square dancing in the ozarks
and have happily found a community here in boston; have enjoyed the
seemingly endless snow with walks around my neighborhood and
sledding near the jp pond; and more (but those stories are better
shared in person).
among many things, i am a:
runner, reader, writer, public radio listener, advocate,
artist, singer, cook, eater
museum-goer, dancer, live music lover
tea drinker, amateur gardener, aspiring beekeeper
i expect and look forward to a life that lets me add new things to
that list (book writer? around-the-world-traveler? yoga teacher?),
and to finding a partner with whom to share that life. sound like
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
making the food system better. and running. and trying not to spend
too much time in front of this computer.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
spontaneous dance parties
finding my way around Boston (most of the time)
putting paint on canvas
running with friends
dinner parties/bbqs/potlucks/apartment crawls
porch sitting (when it's not covered in snow)
shoveling my car (although this week i'm really good at not
shoveling my car...)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
americanah; flight behavior (i love barbara kingsolver); runner's
world; vegetarian times; the sun (literary magazine); the artist's
way (by julia cameron); ...
chasing mavericks; safety not guaranteed; happythankyoumoreplease
serial; savage lovecast; dear sugar; on being; public radio
caitlin canty; tuneyards; gregory alan isakov; jamestown revival;
lucius; shovels & rope; lake street dive; the head and the
heart; the lumineers; vampire weekend; nickel creek; punch
brothers; old crowe medicine show; the avett brothers; phox;
whatever is on WUMB and most of WERS ...
almost all the fruits and vegetables (especially root ones these
days); avocados; brussels sprouts; home cooked meals with loved
ones are the best ...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
i really need the great outdoors/some sort of green space in a
life would be a little less lovely without these things:
picnics & patios
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
snow. whether to shovel my car. where to put said snow.
farmers, farms, & food.
where the best places are to see beautiful sunrises and
running. whether to sign up for a race in yellowstone or somewhere
else rural and beautiful.
where i could have a little farm - or at least a big garden - with
bees (any aspiring beekeepers out there?).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you'd like to talk to me about your answer to mary oliver's
you'd enjoy meeting up for a drink or tea or a stroll or something
you have a great popcorn topping recipe; you're a bee-whisperer;
you would go dancing; you would wake up early and find some place
amazing to watch the sunrise...
[this is a non-exhaustive list, so feel free to send a message even
if you don't have a great popcorn topping recipe or you're not a
bee whisperer (even though that would be so cool)]...
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