I'm looking for someone who's end game isn't finding someone to have children with. That is, I'm open to the possibility given the right relationship but for me, the decision to have children is dependent on finding the right partner first. If I don't have children I'll be fine with that too. I hope to find someone that has a career they love and their own personal goals and interests. I believe strong relationships are initially built on continuing to pursue personal goals and activities while sharing those experiences with your partner. Through this process, common goals and interests emerge that can help sustain a life long partnership while allowing each person to retain their unique identity.
I think life long education is important. You can always find someone to learn from. I believe we should all seek out mentors and teachers so we can continue to grow throughout life. That's my general life's philosophy.
I spend most of my free time playing music in a few local bands, reading lots of non-fiction and spending time with friends. We spend a lot of time going to hear local music, hiking in the Blue Hills, museums here and there, going to NYC, and just living a generally urban lifestyle. I love getting away to the mountains, rural areas and the ocean but I think my home base will always be in a city.
Autonomy at work
All of the mistakes I've made along the way