I come from a small town in Pennsylvania and have a huge extended family that I love. I credit growing up with around 50 first cousins with being able to make conversations with just about anyone and play well with most people.
Post college, I've lived in NYC, Cambridge, MA, London and Tanzania. I finally moved to SF about two years ago and love it here.
At this point, I’m quite happy with my life and I think it’d be fun to find someone who is in a similar place.
I spent the first 15 years of my career doing in-house marketing for corporations, including six spent working for a large international corporation as the global marketing director. (Read: lots of travel to big cities... and many personal side trips.) I loved learning about and experiencing different marketing and cultural practices in each country I worked. But, I didn't feel great about helping rich people get richer. So, I took some time off to travel and work for a NGO in Tanzania.
Upon my return to the US, I moved out here to SF where I had been told by many I should live. I think those people were pretty spot on. However, I'm terrible at keeping plants alive, and everyone out here seems to do that extremely well. I did get a puppy, however, and she's just turned two… longer than any plants I've managed to keep alive.
You can find me out exploring NorCal, learning the language (I just used "hella" for the first time recently and it felt… awkward), writing at cafes, trying to teach "Moshi" new tricks, trying out lots of restaurants, volunteering, jogging, hiking, biking, practicing yoga. And I want to take dance classes. And sketch more. And discover the weird stuff locals know about. This place is crazy and awesome and I love it.
And, just added this: Please do NOT message me if you smoke cigarettes. It's not my thing, but best to you on your search.