~~ Discover Me ~~
I think the word that describes me best is "understated". I tend to be on the quiet side but am social and can be extroverted when the need arises. I'm happily low-maintenance and independent, and looking for the same.
I enjoy playing outside - cycling (road/mtb), running, swimming, hiking, pilates, triathlon, strolling, gardening,... I'm active but not competitive - it's all good fun.
I'm usually up for just about anything, but I also enjoy down time as well. I moved to Santa Cruz for graduate school and fell in love with the area and all it has to offer. I'm grateful to live in such a beautiful place.
My 8-year old daughter stays with me 2-5 nights a week, and I adore her for allowing me to see the world again through the eyes of a child. Her mother and I are on good terms and co-parent in a manner that surrounds our daughter with lots of love. I've been single now for over 5 years and have done the necessary work to bring closure to the past and prepare for an exciting future.
That's me in a nutshell - the shell's not too ornate but the nut inside is pretty exotic!