aikikd
29Calgary, Canada
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My self-summary
Positive, curious, sincere, tenacious, and a deep thinker. I am someone who always appreciates the simple things, but still chases adventure and challenge.
I really enjoy video games, ice hockey in the winter, squash in the summer, trivia nights, and adventuring around my own city to try new food or peek in on a cool festival.
When it's time to relax, I'm a flexible and even-keeled companion who's just as happy with a night in and some home cooking as I am laughing through a muddy hike and getting beers on a sunny patio, or getting all dressed up and going to an opera. When it's time to get down to work, I am gritty, strategic, and the most dedicated teammate you could ask for.
I am deeply reflective, and treasure late-night conversations about life and philosophy, but I also hold embarrassingly dorky sing-along dance parties in my kitchen when I cook. In short, I live life with a sense of adventure and a sense of humour, but I pursue my goals and personal development with passion and intensity.
What I’m doing with my life
I am moving to Calgary to start a new teaching job! I've lived in Montreal for the past five years, where I was a choir director, copywriter, and editor.
I’m really good at
I'm not really a master of any one thing, but I'm a really quick study, and will work incredibly hard at any new activity or task I'm given.
I am pretty proud of my cooking skills, and I love discovering awesome meals to add to my repertoire.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: classic novels, memoirs, sci-fi, Margaret Atwood, C.S. Lewis, L.M. Montgomery

Movies: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Groundhog Day, Hero, My Neighbor Totoro, The Princess Bride, Star Wars

Shows: Battlestar Galactica, Community, Firefly, Honey & Clover, Star Trek: Voyager, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Music: Alt rock, EDM, classical, wildly eclectic Spotify playlists that I curate to serve as soundtracks for my own life

Food: coffee, poutine, ramen, steak, sushi, waffles...but mostly, the more variety, the better, whether I'm cooking it myself or trying a new restaurant!

Video Games: Final Fantasy series, Ocarina of Time, Transistor, FTL: Faster Than Light, RTSs, Stardew Valley, Overwatch (except I really suck at it)
Six things I could never do without
1) A passport. I love to travel! My style is more about hostels, meeting locals, and trying off-the-beaten-path experiences than about cruises, resorts, or group tours.
2) My phone -- but wait! Let me qualify that! I'm a person who will never check my phone when I'm spending time with someone. But the reason I can't do without it is because I completely rely on Google Maps every time I set foot outside.
3) Reading material. I've always got a few things on the go. I usually have the latest issue of The Walrus somewhere in my bathroom, at least one fiction and one non-fiction book on my night table, and my Bible handy for devotions every morning.
4) Personal challenge. I love being put to the test and improving myself.
5) A properly equipped kitchen. I would be a sad person indeed if I had to make due with a microwave and mini fridge long-term.
6) A church community where I can grow in my faith. This is something essential for me to share with my partner, too.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future. Even though I'm a pretty spontaneous person, I like to accumulate information and make hypothetical plans for future travel and career goals. I think a lot about how I can improve myself, and whether I'm on a path I can be proud of.
On a typical Friday night I am
Most weekends in Montreal, a hockey teammate and I had a "sci-fi & skating" night. I cooked dinner, she brought beer, we hit the rink, and we watched sci-fi until the last metro. Most recently, we were about halfway through BSG.
Otherwise, I was possibly gaming with online friends, or working a bit late on some writing projects to keep my weekends free from obligations.
I'm looking forward to finding new weekend adventures in Calgary!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm an open book...if you message me or we talk in person!
You should message me if
For anything serious, shared faith is really important to me, and I'd also love to get to know someone who has goals and passions of their own.
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