I'm dedicated to staying fit - I run, swim, hike, do yoga - something every day. And recently discovered backpacking, which I'd love to do more of. But probably not of the super intense variety.
It's becoming increasingly important to me to spend more time outdoors! I want to camp more, explore the varied wonders this state has to offer. It's important to me that my sweetie also revels in nature, evenings around a campfire, nights snuggling in a tent or under the stars. A cozy cabin is good too...
I'm a bit of an aesthetic - antiques, wood, black iron, flowers, paintings by friends and family. Lots of instruments of various types in my house.
I teach music in higher education. It's a pretty sweet way to spend my days - making and teaching music. I don't expect my partner to be musically educated - I've actually never had a serious relationship with another musician. Not against it, just don't want to put people off because of my world. I enjoy the world of the inquisitive and staying aware of what's happening in current events.
I love catering to my peeps, but at the same time I have never put off my own adventures while waiting for someone to join me – I’ve traveled the globe solo and would be happy to go out there again but I think it would be so much more fun to face the world’s treasures, both far away and here at home, with my partner in crime. While I circulate in an artsy/warehouse community, I have traditional dreams for my personal life.
I look for kindness, honesty, faithfulness, good communication, presence in a partner, and I will return it in spades. I often find myself attracted to genuine, quirky people that fall outside the mold. I like a bit of DIY skill in my partner. Common interests and passions are important, but I don't need or want to have all the same ideas about our world - that would be boring and would leave little room for growth. I'm not looking for an immediate commitment or exclusivity, but I have no desire for a poly-whatever relationship. I'm always looking to grow and learn and to understand myself better and I think the world is full of archetypes that we can learn from, but I'm pretty cynical when it comes to New Age philosophy. I'm not here for just sex, I'm not here to date someone 20 years younger or older, I'm not here for someone who is in a totally different place than I am. I'm here to eventually not be here anymore.