I also have a great job; I've taught science for 13 years and love working with kids. It's definitely my life-long calling and I put a lot of time and energy into teaching and get a lot out of it.
I am looking to share the things that I am passionate about, with people that I am passionate for. Right now, my goal is find some people that I resonate with... where we have similar interests, values, and outlooks on life. I would love to find more people to see movies with (both serious and escapist), travel, go on road trips, camp, walk the Fremont or Olympia Market, attend workshops, fly to NYC and check out every art, history and science museum, read a book together, volunteer at a food bank, take a class together, stay inside and play bananagrams, or just play.
I am not interested in negative, critical people, but I do really value critical thinkers. I'm also really trying to continue to grow and evolve, and I like surrounding myself with people who are joyous, creative, compassionate, mindful, and empathetic. I'm not saying that I'm perfect with any of these things; I can be impatient, depressed, lazy, judgmental, or overly sensitive, but I'm not often like this, and I tend to be introspective and to learn from my mistakes.
I care about young people, the environment, and social causes and would like to find someone with similar values. I listed "Agnosticism and laughing about it" in "My Details", because I don't know the answers to everything. But I do really adhere to the scientific method, and I like saying "I don't know" better than trying to offer an explanation of something I don't understand fully. The parts of most religions that strive for peace, compassion, and love, I definitely identify with. Any other parts that oppose those core values and exhibit prejudice, bigotry, gender roles, hate, and violence, I firmly resist.
Alright, that's probably way more than I should write.
Definitely looking to make friends, share experiences, and date*.
*For the time being I'm more interested in making friends and sharing experiences, but I'm not closed to dating.