I like to think of this site as a cool social tool to run into people and don't like to take the profile aspect of it too seriously. There are some wonderful people in my life now that I would not likely have otherwise met and that's what makes it all fun :-)
So here are some thoughts that come to mind - perhaps they'll provide some insight to my style and what I enjoy...there are many aspects that are well rooted like my values and love of life.....and there are other aspects that evolve as I explore and grow.
I like to dive into life - and I like to sit back and observe. I find myself smiling a lot - and I love to laugh. Sometimes something beautiful can bring me to tears and sometimes something somber can generate a feeling of deep serenity and joy.
I consider myself open-minded and enjoy the new things I discover when I (or others!) challenge my perspective.
I'm raising an amazing daughter who always makes me smile. We grow, laugh, and learn together. She's almost 12 yrs old and full of spirit and wisdom. There is so much we can learn from children.
Relationships are central to my life. I am privileged to enjoy wonderful family, friends, and colleagues. I enjoy intimate connections and do my best to always be present and honest with people in my life (and everyone I encounter). I'm easily taken by life - in all its richness - and I love sharing and musing over these experiences. Life is a wonderful journey - I've come to realize that none of us walk this journey alone (though it may feel like it at times) - and there are those magical times when someone special walks along with us providing mutual support and having fun with it all!
I enjoy riding my bike! I'm fearless on a bike and love to find that perfect line down a windy forested road!
I enjoy taking early morning walks; I'm inspired by nature and people. I enjoy bold red wines, exquisite chocolate, a perfect latte (working on latte art as part of my morning ritual - not as easy as it looks!) and wholesome cuisine. I enjoy rich textures and warm wool slippers, stimulating conversation, reading, getting together with friends, opposing perspectives, and finding humor in everything (especially myself!) ...and quiet time.