I am 43, pretty laid back, down to earth, adventurous, and real. I have a good sense of humor. Funny thing is, I found myself in an amazing profession that had me working at field stations and remote locations for most of my life. As a result, I have had great experiences, but never have married. I now find myself feeling as if I may have missed something that was more important than all the young lives I influenced as an outdoor educator; I missed fleshing out my own life and now don't like to play the dating game. I am now living in various communities I always wanted to while focusing on personal growth and relationships. A bit of a dork, I am also sensitive and usually play for keeps.
I have had a few long-term relationships, some of which I had hoped would move to marriage and some that I am glad didn't; needless to say I have lived and learned enough to know what I want and what I don't. But know that no one should settle for something less than they want out of a relationship. We all deserve to find a person that brings out our best, makes us shine, and walk easy with a light step. My boy is who does that for me now. What a blessing he is. I have only partial custody, but when he is with me, he comes first.
I am an outgoing, adventurous type that also loves quiet times to lounge and snuggle. I also need space sometimes. I love to rough it in the woods, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, etc... but also love to stay at quaint B&B's or tour urban artscapes. I read literature, ride motorbikes, watch films, and play instruments. I aspire to create simple beauty around me where ever I can. I try not to take myself to seriously. I am looking for someone who is secure in themself but wants to share the journey. I would love to try to "reinvent" what it is to play and share...
I am looking for someone who is genuine; someone that calls a spade a spade. Someone that can call me on what I need to own, but can take the same. I don't like mind games and am very clear about what I believe, though thankfully don't require my partner to believe the same. I am looking for someone that can laugh, love, and learn with me; someone that can deal with bumps and foibles in others (or just plain old quirkiness!); that can forgive mistakes and is willing to move through any conflict to a resolution. I am seeking someone that wants to grow emotionally, physically, sexually, and spiritually with me.
I like to live fully.
"Keep it Real" fits my approach to living.
If you have read this whole text, and are still interested know I am a bit dubious of the dating process, as the rules have changed...
For some dumb reason to be sure, I usually don't initiate contact even when I have interest; perhaps in self-doubt about my attractiveness, or not wanting to make assumptions about intent or chemistry. Don't hesitate to contact me if you are interested.