I finally updated my profile after what was probably two years. I have thought about disabling my profile here because I really have no time to physically meet someone right now and pursue anything remotely resembling a relationship in the flesh for the next few months. I'm currently working 60+ hours a week when my son is in school or with his father. The rest of the time belongs to my son until my schedule changes. At some point in the spring my workload will decrease and my time will open up a bit. If you read my profile and are still interested after reading this, feel free to send me a message and connect. I do have time at my disposal for connecting online etc during this time.
Between working full-time and Momming full-time I have little time to give to a social life right now. That said, I identify as polyamorous/ethically non-monogamous. I joke that I am a polyamorous hermit ;) I'm not really actively looking to date anyone else at this point but I'm always open to new friends and if the chemistry were right I wouldn't rule it out.
I am eight-feet-tall, amphibious, and feed exclusively upon Necco wafers to sustain my powers of drunken invisibility. Oh wait. Wrong section.
Oh. You're still here. Good. Okay then...
Friendly, tree-hugging, feminist, activist bleeding-heart-Social-Worker type of individual. Deep, complicated, multifarious and (I would like to think, although I joke about it) impossible to put into a box...easy to talk to, difficult to know well...with a HUGE heart.
I vacillate between having tremendous energy - trying to heal the world and everything in it...and then seeking refuge from it and going inside myself or out into nature when it becomes too much. I try to see hope and beauty in everything around me. Some days it's easier than others...but each day I feel more connected. When asked, I put myself in a Pagan/Pantheist box but it's not something that defines me (lack of definition/boxing will be a recurring theme. Don't worry, I don't believe in testing).
I'm very flexible and giving to others in many ways but also somewhat of a whimsical hedonist. I learned early that in order to get what I really want I had to first know what that was and then not accept anything less. I'm pretty unapologetic about that. I'm also constantly "refining" who I am and what I want out of life...it's a process as I grow in my understanding of myself and the world. I don't want to get to the end of my life and wonder why I didn't get more out of it. With that said, I don't think I'm selfish, and once you enter my circle of friends I will do anything for you. :)
I love to travel, especially off the beaten path and once lived abroad as a Peace Corps volunteer. At one point I took about three months and traveled to a dozen or so developing countries - this was probably the most formative experience of my life. I'm looking forward to doing Rotary or some other kind of international volunteer travel on a yearly basis when my son is older. I really enjoy people who don't live in a cultural vacuum.
Regarding political ideology if I had to put myself in a category I would say a radical leftist/anarchist. I hate labels, particularly the "Liberal" label. I'm a registered Green but most of my views are left of that and I would just love to scrap Capitalism altogether and be a part of something that makes more sense to me.