I am from Santa Barbara County and moved to the Bay Area for college in 2004. I absolutely love the outdoors and, since I live a few hours from Lake Tahoe, I make it a point to visit a few times during the year. Sunny weather, picnic food and beautiful landscapes would make for an impeccable weekend. I am a gal that doesn't mind getting dirty and sweaty while exploring nature or playing a sport (I'm currently on a co-ed ultimate Frisbee team and occasionally play soccer or touch football, and am trying to get back into tennis and cycling), but I also can't live without dresses, accessories and heels.
I make an effort to live in the moment and enjoy just being, traveling, exploring, constantly learning and staying up late. I'm empathetic and try to put myself in another's position to understand where they come from. I appreciate loyalty to friends and family and always being an ear to listen or a friend to hug in times of need. I genuinely cherish their love, inspiration and great conversations.
As someone who appreciates diverse cultures and languages, I have studied and lived in Chile, England and Mexico, and have traveled extensively throughout South America and Europe. My next travel destination may be Japan or somewhere in the Caribbean. I would also like to visit South East Asia in the near future. There's something unique about experiencing other's lifestyles, foods, music, etc. In the meantime, I live vicariously through the experiences of those competing on "The Amazing Race."
Life is too short to be anything but happy and hence I am usually smiling :) I wholeheartedly try to love deeply and forgive quickly. I am someone who is not afraid to ask questions and likes to reflect on life's experiences to remember what they've taught me.
My friend's describe me as someone who is very giving, considerate, sweet, cheerful (I never cease to smile and try to find the best in everything), and reliable. I am inquisitive, outgoing, independent, active, pragmatic and driven. I am passionate for life and that reflects in my personality and everything I do, including the people that I chose to surround myself with. I consider myself being good at making people feel valued, cared for, and happy--it really doesn't cost anything to show someone how special they are.
I would love to find someone who also likes to travel, who is expressive, outgoing, independent, and thoughtful. Someone with ambition, with a passion for living and who values the people in his life.