I work half time as a medical doctor/surgeon by choice, and I also teach yoga and mindfulness classes and lead retreats. Check out my side passion project : www.wellnessfordoctors.com I have a close relationship with my almost 16 year old daughter, and an easy amicable co-parenting relationship with her mom.
One of many things I have learned from my patients is to live life fully, dream big and wildly adventure in my youth because we can't assume our health will be good later in life. So I feel like I've created the ideal work life balance and in my free time I enjoy travel and being outdoors, whether hiking, camping/backpacking, biking (road and mountain), cross country skiing/snow shoeing, and various river and ocean sports (kayaking, rafting, surfing, scuba, SUPing, sailing). I love being in the redwoods, checking out hotsprings (wilbur, esalen), watching sunsets on the beach...and also love SF and city life, wine, live music and the abundant cultural activities. I travel internationally at least once a year, and several times a year to retreat centers in Hawaii and Mexico. I also teach yoga and lead a meditation group/sangha.
I'm getting close to a new exciting chapter of my life. In a 2.5 years, my daughter will be headed to college and I'll be able to retire. Being an empty nester and retired in my mid 40s brings amazing possibilities. I've been settled in the Bay Area for many years to raise my daughter and now I'm looking for some wanderlust and serious international travel and living abroad experiences.
I am looking for someone with similar values and interests, and is overall happy with their life, health conscious, adventurous and desires a life long partnership /marriage. I am open to the possibility of having a family with children in the right relationship/circumstance. But, I first would like to focus on developing a wonderful loving relationship, enjoying life with travel and outdoors adventures before I would settle down to have children if that’s what we decide to do. This being the case, I'm not a good match for someone in their late 30s and 40s that wants to have kids in the next few years .
I am an easy communicator, trustworthy, kind, have integrity, a good sense of humor, an adventurous spirit, and emotionally healthy and available. There is a part of my personality that is intense, driven, and extroverted, and equally a part that is easy going, can go with the flow and introverted enjoying quiet time at home or in nature. I have done my share of self growth work in my 30s and I am in a wonderful place in my life, filled with an abundance of joy and gratitude.
I work in the northern East Bay and have a live aboard sail boat in Emeryville I stay on some nights, and I own a wonderful home in the 'green' college town of Davis (about 50 min east of Berkeley).
Parenting my daughter and how to provide her the most love and the best in life.
I have the option to retire in 3 years, and depending on my life and whom I marry and whether or not I have more children, this might include living part/full time on the beach, in Hawaii (or a tropical paradise in Costa Rica or Thailand/Bali)...setting up my financial future to make that happen.
You desire a healthy life long relationship/partnership, filled with growth, deep love, and adventures.
You enjoy being in nature.
You have some type of spiritual practice (meditation, yoga, qi gong...)
You are comfortable with my commitment to my daughter and she's almost off to college, so I'll be an empty nester soon.