I am very honest, sometimes too honest. I am introspective, and compassionate, with a quiet, sharp wit. Sometimes less quiet and more sharp. My purpose in life is to get closer to my nature - being outdoors, interacting with the moment and being here, being in my senses, getting out of my head, getting connected, being a human animal, telling a story worth telling.
I've spent some time living in the woods and mountains, as well as desert, specifically as a Buddhist monk residing in California and Japan, and also as a permaculturist living off grid. It would be ironic and funny to say I'm religiously Buddhist. I'm more like the snarky stepchild of Alan Watts and Carl Sagan. I have an educational background in agriculture, philosophy and psychology. I'm in university right now, studying health sciences and creative writing. I was at one time an edible landscape designer and organic farmer, but circumstances have led me down a different path. I am still very much involved in that world and ideology, as much as I can be.
I love creativity - interesting, original, soulful. Music and candles on a rainy night. A book and tea on a sunny afternoon. Playing personal expressions on my guitar. The back to roots movement - permaculture, homesteading, foraging, wildcrafting, medicinal herbs, acupuncture, yoga, meditation. I love being outside, breathing moving air, feeling the sun and rain. I'm not going to lie though - being warm and dry is pretty great. Especially hanging out in front of a wood fire.
I also really get down with things that make sense and have practical applications (all practicalities depending on the person-physical/emotional/spiritual). Those interests up there? I take what works for me, and I leave the rest. I may be called a hippy by some, but I'm an analytical and scientific one, not a floaty-follow-my-heart's-every-fleeting-desire one. Commitment and doing what you say you're going to do are important to me.
Also, I'm not just a picture and textual description on a dating website. What you've read doesn't really touch who I am; that takes time and communication, but it's what we're here for, right?