I grew up in the Santa Cruz Mountains alongside the towering but
gentle redwood trees, their presence a comfort and joy. I feel a
special kinship with these strong beings and I breathe easier when
I am near them. I sometimes joke that I was a tree in my last life
but sometimes I think, well...maybe.
I love to go for long hikes on the weekends, when it's not storming
of course. There's something so satisfying about setting out on a
challenging hike, one that may be just a bit beyond what I think I
am capable of accomplishing, and then discovering at the end of the
hike that I am much stronger than I thought. I love the sounds and
smells of nature and allowing myself to be completely in the
moment. It would be awesome to find a partner who could take these
hikes with me and who would challenge me along the way.
I believe that I am still evolving and growing as a person and I
never want to lose the desire to keep learning. I think
self-reflection and analysis is necessary in order to not atrophy
or wilt. I journal and write as a form of catharsis and to keep
On a personal note I would just like to say that I can seem quiet
and reserved at times, but once I am comfortable I will open up. I
don't want to give my heart away too easily because I only have one
heart. I can usually sense a person's genuine nature relatively
quickly and I value honesty and kindness in a man.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a preschool teacher for toddlers and I work with families as
well. I love going to work everyday and spending my time with
wonderful young people. Young children live completely in the
moment and this allows me to live in the moment with them.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty coordinated and am good at sports and physical
activities. I have artistic tendencies such as photography and
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm a warm person
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite Books: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, The Waves by
Virginia Woolf, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave
Eggers, and anything by Jane Austen, Wally Lamb,
Favorite Movies: The Hours, Donnie Darko, Almost Famous, The
Pursuit of Happyness, The Princess Bride, Once
Favorite Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tori Amos, Metric, Ani
Difranco, Green Day, Glen Hansard
The six things I could never do without
1. my mom
2. My friends
4. my guitar
5. my journal
6. tennis shoes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Personal growth and development. I want to keep learning and
evolving as I meander my way through this life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Spending time with friends, reading a book, watching a good movie,
or driving to Santa Cruz.
You should message me if
You've read my profile and are interested in meeting me.