I am most passionate about my creative pursuits and doing what gets my blood racing. I love gymnastics, writing, and cycling all over the DC metro region, but a good soul-baring challenging conversation is always the most supreme pleasure. My friends and family are a huge source of strength and encouragement in my life, but I often enjoy a moment of solitude to reflect and regroup. I love sharing every aspect of my heart and mind with that special person, and helping others. People often come to me for advice, acceptance, or simply to vent, and I love being a resource and an empowering voice in their lives.
People are often surprised by my silly side, my easy laugh, my close attention to what they have to say, and my willingness to learn more about their lives and support them in whatever struggles they may be facing. I think as people get to know me better, they are surprised to find a well-rounded, caring and fundamentally happy person with a sensual appreciation for life.
I'll admit it, I asked a few friends and family what the first thing people notice about me is. Most popular answers were my voice and my laugh. Also my height and my eyes. Bonus points to my brother James, who said, "I always notice you wear very nice earrings, which intimidate me and make me think I need to buy you a nice steak dinner." No steak dinners required, I promise!
As for what I am looking for in a man: Integrity. I am looking for someone who approaches life as an adventure, who treats himself as a project in how much the human spirit can achieve, and who isn't afraid to say when he is wrong. Someone articulate, sensitive to the needs of others, who strikes a balance between his long-term goals and enjoying the moment. Someone with a quirky perspective, a passion, a rich past and a clear hope for the future. Someone who laughs. A lot. If there was a man out there who would explore the mountain paths and funny little neighborhoods of DC and its environs with me, and who found a thrill in the unexpected, no matter how small, I would love to share that with him. Winters are harder - so much of what I love is outdoors - but reading, writing and improving my cooking (and his eating!) skills are pleasures of the season. Above all honesty with himself and with me and a willingness to work together through all of the joys and challenges long-term romance can bring.