I've been told that I'm understated and elegant. I think that captures how I come across initially. And on the other hand I'm down to earth, and casual. I'm a rather serious person, (but don't take myself too seriously), love to laugh, and have a strong playful side. I'm warm and affectionate. My friends tell me I'm a great listener. I have an easy going personality and when you get to know me I can be a bit of an imp, given the right circumstances (think hot summer day...supersoaker...).
I love to be in nature, especially the mountains since I'm from Alaska. I love to hike, explore, and go on road trips. I also love to be on the water, kayaking on a meandering stream. I love simple pleasures like cooking a meal together, cuddling up to watch a movie, or playing a few games of Scrabble. I enjoy movies, live music, peace and quiet.
I'm creative -- currently studying watercolor painting. I've also done some writing, and have been published a few times. I make jewelry, mosaics on occasion, and enjoy feathering my nest. I love doing projects around the home, and would participate enthusiastically in yours, given the opportunity (no heavy lifting, please).
Animals are near and dear to my heart. My companion of 18 years is my personable, once feral cat, who I rescued along with her sibs. Although I don't have a dog now, I love all dogs (as long as they're friendly).
I love kids, and would welcome having children in my life in the right circumstances.
I have a bachelors degree in nutrition, and studied counseling psychology in grad school, but am no longer working due to challenging health. I'm living a pretty simple life these days, which includes my dear cat, my good friends, lots of creative projects, and as much time in nature as possible.
Many of my rough edges have been smoothed down, after many years of personal growth work. I'm not drawn to drama, except at the movies, and am pretty low maintenance. I like to talk through problems that come up in as reasonable a way as possible, and I can communicate deeply. I'm romantic and passionate at heart. Relationship-wise I'm looking for a kind and thoughtful man, to get to know, and ultimately develop a partnership that's heartfelt, affectionate, and fun.
Thank you for reading this. I'd love to hear from you!