I have returned to the bay to "settle" for a while. It's been a fun and adventuresome couple of years, but I am enjoying being near family again. I've still got the wanderlust, but for now I'm going to make my circles much smaller. :-)
I had been a full-time "technomad", or geographically displaced professional. I traveled full time via a small rv / motorcycle. I have been enjoying this lifestyle for a couple of years now, and had planned to continue for the foreseeable future. However, I missed the bay and seeing my family regularly.
The couple of years have taught me many lessons, most important of which, is to keep an open mind and to enjoy the ride. Life is full of wonderful opportunity and nature and people can be so beautiful.
I've lived many different 'lives'. I've been blue collar, military, and white collar. I've learned 3 languages and have forgotten most of what I learned (Japanese, Spanish, and German). I've lived on three continents and have traveled the world doing my passion (part time), which was volleyball.
Community service is very important to me. I've worked with Habitat for Humanity, Earthcorps, SeattleWorks, Young Professionals of Seattle, etc., etc. Future plans include some time doing volunteer gardening, youth mentorship, and whatever else may present itself.
I have many interests and lately have been doing a lot of motorcycle touring, backpacking, hiking, and camping. I love the outdoors and enjoy the discoveries made on a road trip. I am comfortable in all environments, from black tie affairs to backyard bbq's.
I see so many references in people's profiles asking for honesty, integrity, loyalty, etc. This is amazing to me. Why is this such a rare commodity? I approach everyone with the same level of trust and with integrity. I always assume the best in others, which I have learned makes me naive and vulnerable. However, I would not have it any other way. I do not want to live a life of fear and caution and doubt about those I interact with. I will, of course, be a bit more selective from now on, but I will still always extend trust and faith in others. I am looking for someone who can do the same.
I prefer responses that are thoughtful and show depth and give me something to build a conversation upon. A response of "nice pic", or "nice eyes", etc. give me very little to work with and tell me nothing about you.