Nijhawd5150
38 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
My mantra: "it is better to be kind than right"

I have my stuff together and so should you:) That said, at the outset, life is better with dogs:) I am interested I sharing my passions of the outdoors, Dogs, fitness,music with someone who has drive, a steady job, and who is empathetic.

Professionally, I'm a lawyer/banker with a penchant for shenanigans and adventure. In short, I am unscared.

I grew up with music and travel, so that will always be a part of my life....especially drumming and the country of New Zealand.

...here's a fun video I made this weekend of my drumming:)

http://youtu.be/P3D0w85gJ5c

Friends describe me as stable, empathetic, intelligent, athletic, sensitive, and strong at the same time. Colleagues describe me as reliable, sharp, and the glue that holds the team together with my gregarious personality.

Others often note my myriad passions that include fitness, helping the underserved, healthy living, dance, music, and adventure.

I'd love to let someone in who is adventurous, values stability, is passionate, can be spontaneous, and honest and who also acts congruent with what she says.
What I’m doing with my life
Originally from Indiana, I just relocated to Portland (with a stint in Vermont which I loved btw).

Currently, I work for a bank, but have a lot of side projects going too for fun. I spend a lot of time with my dogs, b/c well, I love them! I'm an avid triathlete, swimmer, and musician/patron of the arts, and I love hiking, Crossfit, dance, music, yoga, barre, running,meditation, and biking too (to name a few).

I also really love volunteering for animal projects, the arts, dance, opera, music....Right now, I am training for an ultramarathon and learning ballet.

I'd really love to share my idiosyncratic activities and values with someone special.
I’m really good at
Drumming. See video above:)

Cooking

Caring for animals
The first things people usually notice about me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90JbxO3WWcM

Trust me, it's worth watching:)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite books include: the art of racing in the rain (a must for dog lovers), anthem, by Ayn Rand, anything by tim ferries, freakenomics, Evolution by Joe Manganiello, the power of now, Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, The Autobiography of Jenna Jameson, the one minute millionaire, the good earth, lord of the flies, anything by Neil Peart (I drum, and Neil is my favorite drummer)...the list goes on and on and on and on...just like a journey song, which leads me to music: I'm a musician by training, but work in professional field...my favorite musicals include RENT and Rock of Ages, with a side of Miss Saigon...that said, I love all music and have played all music, from Country, to jam bands, to rock and roll. My favorite bands include u2, van halen, rush, pearl jam, anything country, paul van dyk, tiesto, foo fighters....
The six things I could never do without
My dogs Toby and Toby
My family
My bicycle
Music
Laughter
A sense of adventure coupled with stability
health/fitness
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to be the best version of myself. I live by this mantra: "failure is the foundation of success" - Joe Manganiello
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing anything from cycling and hiking, playing with my dogs,the opera and ballet, to recreating Joe Manganiello's mini mart dance scene from Magic Mike XXL at the good foot....
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When faced with a choice of being right or kind, I always opt for the latter and eschew the former.
You should message me if
You are expressive, empathetic, vulnerable, kind, and truly emotionally available. You seek a deeper connection on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level with a man who knows what he wants out of life.

You live life to the fullest and have dreams and goals that you're passionate about.
You know how to love and also how to receive love.

You want a true gentleman who will treat you with respect.
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