While I love to stay active and am always up for an adventure, I am also cerebral, a knowledge seeker, and find peace in stillness. Reading, meditation, and my yoga practice help make me me.
My family is very important to me. We get along insanely well and my friends often comment on how lucky I am to have the family dynamics we have. I know this, but it doesn't hurt to be reminded every once in a while. I am an involved aunt, have the best friend I could have in my sister, call my mom after rough days, always meet my brother for a beer on our way off the mountain, and don't know what I would do without my dad during the house inspection process I've been going through lately in trying to find a house. They are really great people.
If any of this resonates with you, send me a note! If we're looking for the same things in life and a partner I will not hesitate to write back. If you don't hear back from me, it's likely my loss, but best of luck on the search!
Keeping a running commentary with my sister while watching The Walking Dead.
Hitting trails as often as possible, whether carrying an overnight pack, wearing trail runners, cruising on two skis, being tugged by a dog leash, you name it.
Being social but also taking time for myself to stay in for the night, create a healthy meal, and crack open whatever I am currently indulging in (meaning both vin rouge and a good read).
I love movies but don't watch enough of them. Faves? Love Me If You Dare, Away We Go, The Way Way Back, Hector and the Search for Happiness, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Intouchables, Samba. I am binging on French foreign films these days.
I am not big on television but The Walking Dead and Downton Abbey have me hooked. New Girl makes me smile and Parks and Rec slays me. Does Garrison Keillor and Prarie Home Companion count as a show? If so, yes to that too.
My weekly podcasts fixes come in the form of Dear Sugar, This American Life, Serial, Stuff You Should Know, Gabfest, TED radio hour and RadioLab.
Music I can listen to all the time: Neko Case, Lana del Rey, The Head and the Heart, The Tallest Man on Earth, Brandi Carlile, Nathaniel Rateliff, St. Motel, Rilo Kiley, Bey, The Pixies, Tame Impala, Sigur Rós, The Wild Ones, Fleetwood Mac, Jose Gonzales, and Alt-J.
I love kale salads and bacon cheeseburgers equally.
2 - Any adventure that gets my heart pumping and my lungs full of fresh air
3 - Pages (No kindle, no thank you)
4 - Airplanes (too many places to see in this one huge world)
5 - My Subaru (to get me into the forest), and my Cannondale (to get me around town)
6 - The Pacific Northwest
Portland homes and the housing and rental market here. I've taken a break from home shopping (because it's freaking ridiculous out there!) but looked at over 50 homes last summer/fall/winter and was crushed by both offers not accepted and poor inspections on those that were. Home buying is stressful and emotional and takes up a lot of time and mental space but I'm hopeful that my time is coming.
You are adventurous and like to try new things, travel to new places and do things out of the norm. You love to get outside and get moving. And you want all of these things in a lady as well.
You're interested in finding a true connection, not just a quick hang and bang.