I am a bit of a dreamer but I also believe in taking practical steps toward those goals.
I focus on pursuing things that I am passionate about: art, faith, travel, cooking, running and building strong relationships.
It is important to me to be with someone who is genuine, kind, adventurous, versatile, driven yet humble and has a strong sense of who they are and what they believe in.
I have many interests and often have a hard time fitting it all in! Top of the list for me are: Ceramics/ the arts, travel, Running: from fun runs to Marathons, Great food: tying new restaurants and cooking. I like learning about both wine and beer and doing tastings, etc. I am up for just about anything and like to be pushed out of my comfort zone. I love to be active, but I tend to stick to running, biking, kayaking, hiking… I’m not so into organized sports.
I tend to plan things out so that I can be disciplined with my time and make the most of the free time I do have… However, I will totally drop things to go spend time with friends or do something spontaneous when it is possible! I love making new friends and am comfortable with just about any social situation, but my close friends always have top priority in my life, I am extremely loyal and am thankful to have amazing friends and family who are not afraid to challenge me and who truly inspire me to be a stronger person.
It is really hard for me to go home and sit in front of the computer or TV after work, I prefer to do something more engaging… usually it involves going to my studio, going for a run or to the gym or meeting friends for drinks and good conversation. I do like to watch a good movie on the weekends or possibly a little 30 rock or Parks and Rec.
I love to travel, and try to make it happen as often as possible. I am always up for an adventure and don’t like to travel like a tourist, but look for opportunities to have as authentic of an experience as I can.
I constantly need to be learning. I want to be taking in knowledge in some form all of the time. I thrive when I am discovering more about the world around me and it is what brings creativity into my art work. I retain a lot of detail and like to discuss many different subjects. I am an MPR/NPR geek. :)
The most important thing to me is to be with someone with whom we are better together than we are apart. I feel that I can live an effective, purposeful life on my own, but I would love to be able to share it with someone and to support and challenge one another.
I would hope to be with someone who is interested in the world around them and is motivated to make a difference through whatever abilities they have been given- whether it impacts just a few people or a great number of people. Someone who is able to get out of their own little world and see a greater purpose in their actions.
Overall, I would like to feel like we are heading the same direction and are compatible/complimentary in life skills and goals. I want to be with someone where we can both be 100 percent ourselves together and in a relationship that is life-giving rather than life-draining.