I love being outside and although am inherently a country person, Atlanta is causing me to reconsider! I love what the city has to offer but getting out into the countryside, preferably with a dog, will always feel good. Idealistically, I hope to have made a small difference in the world by the time I finish - long career in health where the patients frst had 4 legs and kicked, but later the patients had 2 legs and talked!
Love mountain biking because it gets me back to nature, and its great cardio. Road biking is also fun but I just dont see as many deer and snakes on the road!
Travel is very important to me - so many countries, so little time! So far, India is the one that has won my heart - I worked for a small NGO there for a year but managed to get around plenty and spent a month trekking across the HImalyas at the end. However, I have been spending time in africa over the last few years and I may need to change my mind! I would not be averse to living in Asia/Africa in the future.
Although I can`t tell a joke to save my life, I love to laugh at the silly and downright stupid things in life. I have enough silly stories from my early years in the US to write a book - all I can say is: sometimes we`re divided by a common language and culture! Which means......
A good sense of humour is essential (quirky, dry, downright wierd all acceptable!). A strong interest in travel and other cultures a bonus!!
None of us are baggage-free but emotional availability, a self-awareness and a willingness to acknowledge and address issues goes a long way! I am an open book and expect the same.
PS The photo of my legs is NOT a bad spray tan - its just african dust after a 40km MTB race in Kenya - and it all washed off - honest!!