I should clarify that my husband jd1045 and I are poly. I am very concerned with sincerity, fairness, compassion, self-awareness, connecting with others, and communicating openly. I can also be very playful.
I am not interested in just sex or a bootie call. I like to enjoy individuals in all their complexity. If I do not connect with someone on other levels, I will not be interested in a sexual relationship with them. I will only reply to messages that seem like a good fit to me.
Sincerity or, if you prefer, authenticity, is the quality that I most value in people. I like men who are smart and have a good sense of humor, that are confident, but not arrogant. I also love a man who smells good... not cologne good, but naturally good to me. Perhaps it's pheromones.
I am a native Austinite. I think growing up here in the 70s was amazing. I still love Austin, but there are things that people rave about that just don't do it for me because of the way things were. An example is Barton Springs. I'd rather hike and hit the creek upstream somewhere (though it's much more seasonal), than deal with all the restrictions, slime on the bottom, and yes, the relative cloudiness of the water. And where are all the topless women? Austin is no longer the Haight Ashbury of Texas - though I guess Haight Ashbury is probably not what it once was either. as much as I miss the Austin of my childhood, I am aware that where there is no growth, there is death. I am happy to see Austin thrive and grow for that reason, and though it isn't perfect, I am thankful that the growth here doesn't more resemble the growth, of say, Houston during it's boom.
I am a licensed cosmetologist and worked as a hairstylist from 1991 - 2008 (the latter of which were part-time, balanced with homeschooling.) Apart from a few friends and family, I do not do hair now. I do enjoy the bit of it that I do, as it is a nice creative outlet. At present, I am training to become a holistic health coach.
September 29, 2008 we moved to Germany and watched the stock market crash on the flight over. Moving to Germany was the hardest thing I ever did, but by the second half of our stay, it was also one of the best - as difficult things often are. We have been back in Austin almost a year now. I really enjoyed - and miss - all the opportunity for weekend getaways to places in Europe that I had only previously dreamed of seeing. I also enjoyed learning a second language, and hope to begin learning spanish over the next couple of years.
I enjoy learning. I was going to college when I became pregnant with my first child. I quit school then, but I love to read non-fiction, and I'm self-taught in several areas. To capitalize on one of my favorite areas of study, I am beginning a course to become a certified health coach in integrative nutrition. This is a holistic approach, with a foundation in nutrition, but a look at the big picture of how all aspects of a person's life affect their health.
Politically, I am fed up. The whole Republican vs. Democrat charade is a sham set up by the political forces, and advanced by the mainstream media, that would keep us divided as a people, so that they (both sides) can advance their self and special-interest serving agenda, while keeping us blaming and finger-pointing elsewhere. I find the rhetoric to be very good cop/bad cop, insofar as that both sides talk differently, but in the end, are near identical in their outcomes. It's all a bunch of theater. There are a handful of politicians (on both sides) that seem to me to be truly sincere in their efforts to do for the people rather than themselves. I am more concerned with the sincerity than the political philosophy of anyone in government. I'd rather have the entire Congress filled with people that differ from me philosophically, but are sincere in their efforts, than to have the entire Congress filled with people who espouse my views while serving their own and special-interest purposes. In a word, I suppose that makes me "anti-establishment".
I love food, adventures (even small ones), reading, learning, connecting with people, travel, dancing to pop-music (but always willing to learn others), hiking, water, documentaries, and anything I can do that broadens my horizons.
To me, life is all about connecting with people. Sometimes these are permanent or long term connections, but more often not. I love to talk to strangers, and am quick to make a comment that might brighten someone's day - whether I know them or not. I like the idea of the ripple effect: that we can have an indirect effect on others by touching those people we do directly encounter.
I like to take care of my body - eat well, exercise (but not obsessively), and get a good night's sleep.