I've been in Seattle since '97. I love this city: the outdoor opportunities, the restaurants, the galleries, and the varied ways to give back. My entire family lives in Denver, but I just can't seem to tear myself away from this place, especially given our amazing summers (even if it only feels like 12 whole days of sunshine, those 12 days are like no place on Earth) . . . um, except this past summer.
* Here's the kind of guy I'd be interested in getting to know, in case you happen to be him or know him:
- Someone who is striving after an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Someone to kick back or be silly with, but whose ultimate desire is for a long-term relationship.
- Someone who is comfortable next to a 5'-9" woman who likes the freedom of choice between heels and flats, co-created a start-up company, wants to have kids and run a household someday, and could easily be talked into travel (for missions or otherwise).
- Someone with a great sense of humor, who can laugh in the midst of life's difficulties, and whose true baseline is optimism.
* Here are some of the things I love, like or believe in (in no special order). If anything resonates with you, that's a good start. And if not, that tells us both a lot as well, no? Chemistry can't be emailed back and forth, so if something here resonates with you, send me an email (or I suppose a wink will do). :)
- a filthy martini
- form and function
- creativity : design, making, viewing
- dark chocolate, French roast espresso
- spontaneity! (variety really is the spice of life)
- worshiping and pursuing intimacy with the Lord
- being open to change while holding on to what matters
- fully utilizing the gift and luxury of health and a sound mind
- open roads, a long weekend, a well-crafted soundtrack, spitting cherry pits out the window
- equality: the courage to speak gracefully to one another in the midst of conflict or misunderstanding
- anti-trafficking (God's full restoration for anyone involved at any level of the supply and demand chains)
- semi-frequent contact with the earth (picnics, hikes, gardening, house-building, whatever)
- humanity's inherent goodness (and the ability to recover it)
- LAUGHING: the kind that makes your face hurt
- structural and personal honesty
- an open stretch of powder
- a well-placed curve
Good luck out there!