I'm a wonderfully flawed person. If you seek perfection, I am not the one. But neither am I a project. You should be interested in meeting new friends, dating, and eventually a LTR. All photos taken in past year. The pic with short hair is most recent.
I travel for work and my location updates based on where I am traveling. But I live in Southern Oregon where i grew up - returning after 20 years of living in Portland and the East coast. I travel to Portland every 5-6 weeks and Roseburg monthly for work. I travel to Phoenix, AZ and Denver, CO. My besties recently moved to Eugene so I expect I'll be visiting there too! Not interested in long distance relationship from other cities.
I'm educated, employed, and physically and mentally healthy. I am fit. For a lover, I do require someone with similar offerings in the financial, physical and mental health stability areas. I also can't be partnered with a smoker as I respond negatively to cigarette smoke (migraine trigger). I am single (never married) and have one adult child who does not live at home.
I am liberal, atheist (because science but I try and follow Buddhist teachings as a practice, not a religion), third wave feminist, conservation leaning, non-smoking (again), local food supporting, dark chocolate, coffee drinking, non-addictive type but drink occasionally, omnivore, and I still enjoy a good belly laugh, etc.
I enjoy outdoor activities. I'm fit and workout but don't particularly enjoy it. I do like yoga, hiking, and am a beginning climber. I'm open to trying new things alone or with others.
I enjoy my job, the work, and the people (fortunately) - yet still I work to live and have good work/life balance.
I frequently volunteer to help others and am engaged in civic activities.
I am a perpetual learner and take adult learning and/or college courses regularly.
Expanding intersectional, non hetero and non homo normalization narratives.
I like most movies an go regularly but am not a big fan of horror. I enjoy a big belief-suspending car chase as much as Pixar. I'm a rather geeky sci-fi person too.
I like theater, comedy, and other live performances but haven't yet learned to enjoy opera.
Live music is great and appreciate all genres but especially the funk.
Food is largely just fuel for me. I like quality foods and can pick a type but please don't ask me to choose the restaurant. It really does cause me anxiety! Neither do I have a favorite. I can manage to narrow a choice between two or even more just fine! I drink socially, enjoy local wines. I can only drink about 6 oz of good (usually dark) beer in a single sitting. I am learning about whiskey but know very little now.
I also enjoy board games, cards and group activities.
Seriously, trying new adventures. Travel. Human frailty. Trying to make a positive contribution and minimize my impact simultaneously.