Sometimes the best way to find what you're looking for, is just to get lost. Because it's been my experience, what I'm looking for is generally not actually what I need.
I like to own my guilty pleasures-so perhaps they're really just pleasures.
I embrace conflict, because it's not conflict that is bad, but the way that you work through it. Life is not meant to placate, or pacify. We are meant to challenge one another, it's how we learn and grow. We must do so with good intentions and with honesty. We must do so with listening, and with the goal of understanding, not winning. (Sorry, Charlie).
I'm healthy, active, happy and confident in my body; and I hope you are too.
I love the outdoors, in warm seasons and places. Camping, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fall bonfires/campfires, playing tag on fresh cut grass barefoot, laying outdoors on a hill and reading. I've come to discover that I'm happiest with a little city and a lot of country in my life.
I consider myself a cynical idealist, and live in the contradictions of that.
I find it's the small victories that matter.
"I'm a little manic, completely organic, and won't panic... for the most part."
Einstein said: "Only a life lived for others, is a life worthwhile." Going along with that, I respond best to people who care about others, believe strongly in some issue related to social justice, and are doing something to work towards the change they wish to see (cliche, but accurate).
"Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black. And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow. We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow. And watch where the chalk-white arrows go. To the place where the sidewalk ends." - Shel Silverstein
Ultimately, I'm just a girl. A girl who likes to dance, love, flirt, learn, read, write, sleep, dream, laugh, help, search, play, explore, scream, think, serve, enjoy, support, sing, shake, vote, watch, listen, lust, believe, hope, change, tremble, and feel.
I am... idealistic, salacious and idiosyncratic.