I suppose I have a "follow the beat of your own drum" life philosophy. I'm a music anthropologist, specialising in North Africa, particularly music in Algeria and have lived in both Algeria and Morocco for a number of years. Before that all started, I worked in multimedia as a music editor and composer. My goal has always been to live life as deeply as I could, with my heart as open as possible.
Despite (or maybe because of ) being in the world of academia now, I keep playfulness and humor at the center of my life, including regular mischief and harmless pranks (thank you, Trigger Happy TV for the inspiration).
I'm quite young for my age, active, and energetic kid at heart. The outdoors have been a big part of my life, having grown up near the mountains. I've spent many a year backpacking, mountaineering/climbing, and some sea kayaking for kicks. While I love being physically active, getting dirty in the outdoors, I'm no "iron woman" in that I'm also cuddly type and try to be available to others, making time to relax, ponder life, be creative, have genuine connections with people. I also enjoy a 12-year old single malt curled up on the sofa.
I'm looking for a meeting of the minds as well as chemistry, someone who has a passion and is open, curious, and engaged, willing to learn, challenge things, and dream (at least a bit). I'm also open to being surprised. Musical and creative impulses are especially attractive.