After being born in, living in and attending undergrad in the
south, I moved to NYC for graduate school and for growing outward. After 6 years there, my interests, relationship, and studies brought me to Seattle. Traveling and exploring new places and ideas are a core, even unconscious, part of my being. The places I have lived and traveled and the friends I have been blessed to have across the world are a giant part of who I am.
I love learning about plants and looking really closely at how they
grow. I tend to surround myself with friends who are programmers or artists but would prefer to meet more people whose careers or interests contribute to the well-being of others. I tend to find it difficult to open up to others unless they ask me questions.
A perfect week is one where I accomplish work goals and have time to work hard in my yard, stay up late with my roommates in the parlour, and spend time with my loved ones. I also love hiking and exploring around our mountains and valleys (but who doesn't?). I just bought a road bike for the first time and am excited but intimidated.
I am queer and tend toward poly relationships but usually appear conventional and straight. I have an open relationship with housepage. I'm currently using my okcupid profile in hopes of building a friendship or two with people who complement, challenge and love me. I'd love to find someone who I can watch cheesy sci-fi with in between deeper conversations and cuddling.
environments using qualitative analysis, reading, writing, editing,
and technology skills. I'm forever thankful that I have a job doing
exactly what I love to think about and do.
When I'm not in a cafe on my laptop, I am learning Ikebana and thinking about taking up capoeira. Most of my time and energy goes towards undoing the habits and tendencies I developed as a busy New Yorker. I am becoming a more caring, relaxed, and communicative human being as well as one who doesn't procrastinate or try to please everyone. I also think I need to be less serious. I used to be way sillier, I don't know what happened!
pretending to be a spy
making comfortable environments
balancing on my knees on an exercise ball
Life is Beautiful is the movie I think of as my favorite because of its beauty and honest reality. But, I watch a lot of netflix movies in our home theatre and enjoy stimulating documentaries, sci-fi, bank heists, spy thrillers, travel or exploration themes, and anything British. I just watched Homeland and House of Cards.
When I was a child I listened to a lot of Simon and Garfunkel and they are a classic for me. Early to mid 90s alternative was the soundtrack when growing up and certainly cherished now (Seattle flannel 4ever). Currently I find myself drawn to electroacoustic experimental even if its undanceable, modern composers, alt-country, trance house, and the occasional latest pop electronic dance hit.
And alas, I can't get away from the comfort food found in vegetarian versions of southern cuisine!
I feel like every time I pass by a dog on the street we exchange a meaningful glance, more so than the dog will do to the person it passed just before me. But this is probably just because I'm really short.