i am of a land of rivers and snow and land that spreads out before your very eyes. i have spent summers hiking through the wilderness to find myself immersed in natural hot springs that are 11, 000 feet above sea level and a million feet above heaven. cleansing is an understatement. i was also raised a traveler and have wandered the globe to find my soul sink into the ground feeling the roots of my heritage. so i would say the most influential factor in my life is not a person but LIFE itself. The world is incredible. there is so much to explore. and if i had to say (as it seems i am prompted to do) i would want the women i meet to explore the world with me, openly, without hesitation and with a sense of wonder and humor and jovial camaraderie.