Me, in a nutshell: "For years I was smart, I recommend pleasant." I'm at a place in my life where I'm pretty comfortable in my own skin, but at the same time I'm always looking for ways to grow and improve myself, be it physical challenges and learning something new, but also to remember that it's equally important, not to mention gratifying, to improve the lives of others too. I consider myself pretty lucky to have a laid-back family who I actually like seeing at holidays, and a small handful of very close friends, my best friend being a fellow nerd I met on the bus in Junior High. :) I have a job that I consider both challenging and rewarding, and I enjoy pouring my creative energy into improving the software I've developed.
But, all work and no play makes for a dull boy! In my own spare time, I keep pretty busy, and really enjoy staying physically active- running, mountain biking the awesome trails in this area, playing on softball leagues. Indoor rock climbing is my latest favorite hobby, even if it does involve getting humbled on a regular basis by high school gymnasts and children alike. I'm also a bit a of a board game addict lately, and am always looking forward to the next chance to settle Catan, build my farm of awesomeness in Agricola, or survive a zombie apocalypse in Last Night on Earth.
I'm looking for someone to enjoy the big stuff and small stuff with. You're someone with whom I share similar values, as well as having some personal interests that you're passionate about, even if they're not exactly the same as mine. At the same time, you're open-minded- you're a curious person, you'd enjoy learning new things from me, but also would enjoy showing me who you are, what you're passionate about, and perhaps introducing me to something new as well. You believe that there are times where you can still be a big kid, while also being the person who's always trying to build a better life for yourself and the people you care about. Perhaps you're someone who's been told "you think too much!". You consider yourself down-to-earth, but a bit of a romantic as well. You believe in the tremendous importance of being your own best friend.
If these things describe you, then I have a good feeling you're just the lady I'm looking for! Drop me a line, and let's go have a stupid amount of fun.