Sherpas sure can party. Seriously, who knew that a little fermented rice drink in the Mt. Everest National Forest goes such a long way? I am far more an adventure-seeker than a drinker, but when I’m not traveling, I lead a normal, active life. I’ll organize surf lessons for a group of friends. I’ve even hosted a wine tasting party where guests brought school supplies for Nicaraguan school kids. Maybe it’s because I have a career in clinical research, my greatest joys involve physical activity. I am grateful for the flexibility that working from home affords me. Not only do I hike in the hills with my dog and go on yoga and dance retreats like everyone else in San Francisco, but I’m also a certified Nia instructor (which probably doesn’t mean much if you aren’t into dancing, healing and martial arts). Ultimately, I take great pleasure in my healthy and connected existence. I’m the queen of the home-made green smoothie and alkalinizing green juice. I’ll take in my neighbor’s dog if she had to work too late. I’ve even been known to give you my air miles if you’ve been bumped from a transcontinental flight. I love the anticipation of being in love – having someone to cook for, someone to snuggle with, someone with whom I can share everything. Like a good climb, it’s about the journey, not just the destination.
You’d take someone’s suitcase off of baggage claim because she can’t reach it. You'd be excited about camping in an Airstream at a beach and surfing and playing all day. You appreciate having your whole family at a backyard barbecue. You don’t give me a hard time because I don’t watch television. You believe in opening doors for women and walking on the side of the sidewalk closest to the street, and I never take those chivalrous actions for granted. You need your guy time in your man cave and understand that I need my spa day, too. You’d improvise songs on a guitar or keyboard. You know that Asian noodles are my comfort foods. You’d buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you. You love to show me how you can be my hero. You’re self-aware enough to know that things don’t “happen” to you, you make choices to get where you’re going in life. You want to try surfing in Bali or trekking in Patagonia. You believe that the cornier the joke, the better. You inspire me to spread my wings and achieve my dreams, and you know that I’ll always do the same for you. You believe the best relationships allow us to be at our best whether we are together or apart.
Some things you should know before contacting me, all spoken with a smile :)
- I recently moved to Palo Alto to be closer to my parents in Santa Rosa. I love the adventure of moving where I do not know anyone, meeting new people, and creating community. I have a loving family and awesome support network of friends around the world for which I am grateful. I only surround myself with positive, happy people.
- I know what makes me happy and love to express my desires. You understand that relationship is a path of growth and are willing to have uncomfortable but honest conversations, knowing on the other side lies even deeper love.
- Honesty is paramount: my age, height, body type are true. If we meet and you were dishonest about your appearance, that's a dealbreaker. I am worthy of the Truth of who you are and how you choose to show up in the world, even at our first meeting.
- Financial stability is extremely important to me. I am debt-free and prefer to spend money on travel and experiences over 'stuff'.
-To address the kids question: I love children. If the stars and moon align and I meet someone who wants to start a family and everything flows the way nature intended, awesome. If I meet someone with kids and who has a great relationship with their ex-wife, that's great too. If I am not meant to have kids in this lifetime and get to travel the world with reckless abandon for the rest of my life, I'm down with that too. I believe in flow...