I'm inspired by acts of loving kindness, exhilarated by good design and architecture, and deeply moved by the wisdom of the Dalai Lama, Pema Chodron, and Wavy Gravy!
One of the silly sayings I like is "must be present to win" cause sometimes the hardest part is just showing up. Mentally, physically, emotionally.
A big part of my life is my passion for social justice which I am very fortunate to express fully in my job every day... and while my work can sometimes be challenging, it makes me all the more appreciative for what I've got. I represent kids who've been handed the shittiest of hands and I can't even imagine how they've persevered. Sometimes I'm not so sure that I'm helping them enough and this is leading to some burn-out. It's important for me to refuel on weekends!
Absolutely LOVE taking day trips to Pt. Reyes, Santa Cruz mountains, Big Sur, and hiking anywhere!
I love to explore my native San Francisco neighborhoods - yes, I'm a rare gem being born in SF and all.* Recent faves include biking to Flora Grubb Nursery for some Ritual Coffee and some interior design ideas; urban hikes in Potrero or Bernal; going to flea markets and open houses on Sundays just to look at other people's apartments (yes, I'm a voyeur); Humphrey Slocumb Vietnamese Blue Bottle coffee ice cream - OMFG.
Additional quick facts about me: I love art and creative people, and I've been known to express my artistic side by rockin' some pretty awesome Burning Man outfits; I'm not so good with the names of people on TV or the movies, but I appreciate others who are; I love to cook with others (not so much solo) and I love it when others cook for me; I've got some great friends, some of whom helped me with this profile (Hi! - ed.); I love listening to live music, and would prefer to do it at Stern Grove than a crowded bar; I'm quickly moved by the beauty of nature; it's likely that I'd bring you a present or treat "just because".
Basically, I'm a quirky, smiley, petite package with a huge heart and great sense of humor. (and apparently pretty cheesy!)
I am passionate, silly, and sweet. YOU are in for a feisty little treat!
* So right now I'm living an hour south of SF in San Jose for work. I consider it my M-F dwelling to keep me sane from having to commute every single day but I'm in SF just about every weekend and often evenings. I'm really only interested in dating guys who live in SF or Oakland (or are ok spending a lot of time there) becuse I pretty much can't stand the south bay. Anyway, I live in an awesome converted water tower/cottage down here with an orchard in the backyard and it's a pretty sweet place to come home to when I'm exhausted from work. So there's that. You may even like it :)