I am kind of a mish-mosh of things. You can find me dressed up at the Opera or Country Club, just as much as drumming and dancing in the woods around a fire. I can be professional or hippy. I think this comes from being curious about the world around me and liking to try new things. I'm handy and can fix things myself (or at least know how to figure it out), I have a bit of "geek" in me as well as artist. I like to be independent and have my space and yet, having beloved people in my life and feeling cared for is important too.
I am passionate about community. How can we build a different way of relating to each other based on support, on listening, understanding, taking personal responsibility and building a vision rather than breaking down what caused a problem? That's the world I hope to leave for a next generation.
I love to travel and have been to many places, all over the world including Europe, China, Taiwan, Mexico and all over the US. I also love to try foods from where I travel and take lots of photographs. When I travel, I sometimes can be found at a "touristy" must-see spot and more often can be found wandering little towns, sitting at a cafe writing all day, meeting interesting local people and generally getting the full flavor of a place and its culture.
I care about people deeply, even when I might not know them that well and I am the kind of person who keeps friends around for a long time. I'm the "mama bear" amongst both my friends and work colleagues. People come to me for a shoulder to cry on or an ear to hear secrets very often. I seem to attract community and people around me without being the obvious social butterfly of the crowd.
I believe strongly in high integrity and clear communication. I have a bit of New Yorker in me, so I usually say things like they are and would rather be clear and have it out than avoid matters or gloss over what's important. For myself, I don't often take things personally, so please, just tell me what you think and feel. I would love to meet you in that kind of space and hold that container for both of us.
Having said all that, really how much can one of these profiles really tell you about someone. Best way to learn about me is to get to know me more.
I love new adventures, being spontaneous and meeting people, so reach out!