I frickin' love nature. I feel utterly rejuvenated and inspired by it. I like to spread what I love. I've worked as a wilderness therapy guide. I take my clients outdoors to help them heal. I play out there too, love me some hiking, and I have been known to hop on a surfboard or snowboard if the timing's right. I just recently started to dabble in gardening too. It's great! While I still have no clue what I'm doing most of the time, I really enjoy helping plants grow.
Then there's Burner culture- give me some of that *)'(* love too please! I dig the values of creative expression and radical self-reliance. I try to keep the spirit going year-round too; my friends and I have been throwing desert parties in the Mojave for the past 7 years. It has brought me an extraordinary amount of joy to dance all weekend and frolic through the desert. Next party is coming up soon!
I'd be remiss not to mention underground electronic music- I'm a huge fan of deep house, minimal techno, glitch, dubstep, and breaks (things that go WHOMP in the night). I'd say I go to 1-2 shows per week, and I'm always glad that I did. If it's a good DJ, you're gonna have to drag me off the dance floor.
A lovely user of this site recently recommended the Ecstatic Dance community around here...and BAM! I'm hooked :) I love being able to dance to the music I love in an emotionally safe place free of the pretension/substance use/pitiful lack of boundaries that is sadly all too present at nightclubs. That being said, you'll still find me at Public Works, or Monarch, or Mighty...'cause that's where the best music is!
I've also recently come out of my seven-year retirement from competitive swimming and begun to practice and compete at the masters level. I found an awesome, supportive team here in Oakland, and have recently been convinced to train for nationals in May. Wooooooooooo! It feels good to get back in shape, although it's kind of annoying how much more I eat now!