Medical student. Meditator. Boy Scout.
If I had my druthers, I'd end up living near Minneapolis again someday.
I'm busy, but I make time for people and goals that are important to me.
In my free time, I stay active (hiking, biking, swimming, running, blues dancing, recently started climbing more), find adventures, try new restaurants and interesting grocery stores, volunteer, spend time with close friends, host potlucks and board game nights, and have fun getting dirty in the kitchen.
I grew up Tibetan Buddhist, challenged and embraced it in my early twenties, and practice daily. It's brought me a lot of emotional stability, which I use to care for others. In terms of dating, I connect well with open-minded, spiritual people from a variety of backgrounds.
Rolling with change. Last minute spontaneity? Awesome! Plans change for reasons? Ok, let's have a great time anyway, or reschedule. Also good at adapting to change in a longer-term sense.
I'm good at building people up, and teaching.
I'm good with my hands.
Adventuring. Future adventure goals include finishing a triathlon, hiking the PCT, biking a similar distance, doing a meditative walk of the Camino del Santiago, skydiving, doing hang gliding or something similar, and doing more traveling. Day-to-day adventures include things like trying new restaurants, cooking something new, exploring the city by bike, and achieving athletic goals.
Shows: Adventure Time, Agents of Shield, Agent Carter, Community, Castle, Avatar, GoT, Cowboy Bebop, The Expanse. I don't actually have a lot of free time for TV, but I catch up on things occasionally.
Movies: I'm usually not too picky with movies. I've enjoyed the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, indie films, heist movies, good documentaries, action/adventure/scifi, Love Actually, About Time, Monty Python, and others.
Music: Things I like to dance to. (I dance Alt-Blues. Ask me about it if you're interested. The closest comparison is swing, but using a strong dance connection instead of basic steps.)
I love good food, and especially trying new food. Thai food is my comfort food. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes (and loosely adapting them), and I also like trying interesting beers. Currently eating a largely plant-based diet for health reasons (with exceptions for special occasions).
2) Independence, space, self-sufficiency, self-mastery.
3) Movement: dance, exercise, adventures. Sometimes, travel.
4) Passion, direction, and clarity. It's hard-won, and I value it.
5) Interesting food. I love experimental cooking, or trying new recipes, or going out to eat at interesting new places (or familiar places with new things to try on the menu).
6) Flexibility balanced with resilience.
Ultimately, I'm looking for an active, adventurous, ambitious partner to build a life with. In addition to compatible ridiculousness, enthusiasm, and intensity, I'm interested in people with goals/passion/direction, compassion, awareness of the world, and general competence, who value health and physical fitness, community, service, and partnership. I'd like us to help each other become our best selves.