Oregon grown, world travel-ripened. Now calling Colorado my home and working in the outdoors. I hope to be here for a while... who knows though, life happens!
I'm an adventurer to the core. Passionate about being outside and kinesthetically exploring the wilds. I'm always looking for others who share this passion.
I'm not one dimensional though... I'm artistic, and silly (waaaaay more silly than most would guess,) socially and environmentally conscientious, thoughtful, driven, and mostly just a lot of fun.
I'm also a feminist. Hopefully you are too?
INFJ if you're into that sort of thing.
I'm polyamorous/non-monogamous, and have been so for over seven years. I have a lot of love to give, and like to give it to more than one person, and the boundaries between friend and lover can be kind of gray to me. Love comes easily to me, and my ideas about it are outlined really well here. I'm not the jealous type, and naturally have a lot of compersion.
I'd consider myself a "solo poly," as I don't have any primary partner at the moment. I do however have a few meaningful lovers in my life. Casual dating, and relationships of varying depth can be fun, but ultimately I'm seeking the person who wants to build a tiny house with me and adventure till the end.
I practice radical vulnerability, so really there's not much I keep to myself if one asks the right questions!
I'm an instructor with an outdoor educator based out of Leadville. Additionally, I teach wilderness medicine and find other odd jobs to make ends meet. This means that I'm usually resource poor, but experience rich... lots of travel and sporadic adventures and I'm always game for a road trip!
I'm a good listener, and wiser than my years. I frequently play counselor to my friends.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is pretty much the greatest show ever made. Joss Whedon is incredible, and a feminist, and it really comes through in his works. I also love Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, and Arrested Development. Adventure Time and Steven Universe are amazing as well. The most powerful documentary I've ever seen is I Am Not Your Negro.
I mostly listen to NPR: Radiolab, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me, Invisibilia, Democracy Now! and the like.
Food. It's fucking incredible. I love to cook! I'm not dogmatic about it, but I like good, healthy food, preferably local. Organic, grass fed, non-GMO, and cruelty free are all things that I like to put in my body.
I wouldn't want to live in a world without laughter, playing, stars, sun-kissed skin, tall things to climb and friends and family.
...this quote moves you to risk more in life.
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.