I value experiences over possessions, depth over superficiality, and balance over fanaticism. I enjoy the freedom when I accidentally leave the cell phone at home or when there's no reception. I love cafes with no wifi. And despite being a bit of a tree hugger, I still like to read books/magazines printed on paper. But I am not a luddite!
I enjoy having a creative outlet, which has lately been designing the interior of my home. Now it's on to the landscaping! It has been awesome to put so much effort into creating a space that I love. I'd enjoy continuing to create that space together with a great partner.
In my free time, I enjoy cycling, short trail runs, yoga, planning trips with friends, gardening, cooking, and some random craft or home improvement projects. I love nature and though I still love backpacking, I'm starting to develop quite an appreciation for 'glamping'.
Being willing to try new things. Planning trips. Being adventurous.
Being genuine, authentic, and kind - the same qualities I hope to find in a partner.
Books - Some of my favorite other authors are Tom Robbins, Oliver Sacks, and Isabel Allende. Also enjoy David Richo, Thich Nhat Thanh.
Movies - I'm a child of the 80's - still not sure anything can beat Back to the Future, Ferris Bueller's Day off, and Karate Kid. Bonus points if you can still remember where this is from: "Yippee ki yaay mofo!". One of my all time favorites is 'Bend it Like Beckham'. More recently, I loved 'Lala Land' (I love musicals!), Moana, Office Christmas Party (laugh out loud hilarious), 'A Theory of Everything' (Eddie Redmayne is amazing), 'The Martian'.
The best thing about the Trump era: SNL (Hey, I'm a glass half full kind of person.)
Food - Somewhat recently pescatarian after watching friends roast and butcher a large lamb. I love picking plums and apples from my trees, and enjoying home grown tomatoes, sugar snap peas, and herbs.
Health and the ability to actively enjoy the outdoors
Travel/learning about other cultures
Or in - cooking, reading, playing music with friends, playing Scrabble or Cards Against Humanity, soaking in a hot tub.