Besides my family and friends, my most valuable possession is my well-tattered passport. I put a strong emphasis on exploring the world beyond our borders, acquiring a broader picture of life & culture. My favorites so far- Rwanda, Iran and Tibet. Although now more interested in putting down roots than wandering abroad, I make the best of my vacation allotment and get myself to a far flung locale each year.
I am in a great place in my life. I’ve been around the block a couple times, learned some lessons- some easily but many the hard way- which I value immensely, and now am ready to apply them. I am ready to move forward in my life, partnered with a best friend and lover, and focus on building something together.
I am hoping to find that certain someone that can make any event or situation the only place worth being. A personality that is as charming as the smile they share with the world. Out-going, athletic and spontaneous, while at the same time relaxed and leisurely, intelligent, sincere and possessing the virtues that make up a great friend. Brains turn me on as much as sensual things; I love an independent thinker with a vivid imagination. Kindness, honesty, integrity, loyalty, and tenderness are tattooed on your soul! Unwavering curiosity, beaucoup passion, combustible chemistry, seemingly telepathic, incessant, time-defying communication, and cheek-hurting laughter are always nice, too. The frosting would be to meet a man who can also negotiate a rickshaw ride across town for 50 rupees or less. Perhaps most importantly, you want a relationship in which we’d share interests, challenge yet support each other, and expand each other’s frontiers. A long shelf life is desirable. Other than that, surprise me! I love to have expectations shattered now and then .
Although with grand aspirations, I am still learning in the cooking department. I find it unrewarding to cook alone, especially when in a city full of so many amazing restaurants. But I have learned that with a good knife, the right ingredients, and the right partner, I love the challenge.
Regarding those 'amazing restaurants', I love everything from the Off the Grid trucks through a fine meal on the town. If it has a little spice, even better. Best is if it is enjoyed over good conversation with friends.
My morning run
Sunshine filled days
A well worn passport
The darn internet
(The best for last) Supportive family and friends.
Also, as I get older I realize that the 'wants kids' box may or may not get realized. I have frozen some eggs away, so don't have a biologic limit anymore, but also realize that life could be very rich and fulfilling if spent with only a loving partner (and maybe a couple pets). I hope to figure out which path to take when the time comes, together with my partner.
Finally, a couple year ago I was feeling sad about being recently excluded from the under 40 search results, so subtracted two years off my age. Now, OKC won't let me add them back without starting a profile from scratch. The thought of re-answering hundreds of questions therefore keeps me younger than am I.