When I was visiting North Vancouver in 2009, as I sat at a bus stop on Lonsdale, looking up the street at the mountains and down the street at the city, just across the water, I thought to myself, "If I do move here, this is where I'd like to live." Right in the middle of the two.
Being busy and active, physically and socially, makes me happy, though I do need to balance with down/lazy time, so don't be too surprised if you find me spending a few hours on the couch.
I'm originally from Montreal, and I still have days when I miss my life and my friends there. But I moved here for the mountain trails, and have discovered other good things here. I'm happy with my move, and I'm reminded of that every time I look out my window at the mountains.
People often think I'm happy to be away from Montreal winters. Actually, I miss the winters and am happy to be away from the overly hot, humid summers.
Work-wise, I'm currently a business process and change management consultant. I like working with people to figure out how they do their jobs, how they're going to be impacted by changes that come along, and how we might make things better. I get to ask lots of questions and help people think things through.
Fun-wise, I've been spending my time trail running, playing ultimate, and hanging with friends at pubs, movies, or parties. I've also gone on a few trips to Oregon, California and Newfoundland in the past year. I've been missing theatre lately, and really want to get to more of that, more live music, more dance...
You're not likely to find me shopping, but if you do, it's more likely to be at MEC or a book store than a clothing or shoe store.
I bought a tent last summer, and have used it all of three times - once car camping in Newfoundland, once backcountry camping in California's Sierra Nevada range, and once this February on Mount Seymour (yep, in the snow!) I hope to use it more.
I don't have a car. That's by choice. I do belong to 2 of our city's car share programs.
** I wanted to change one little thing and POF made me pick one word to describe my personality.One? Really? Sure, "Adventurer" kind of fits, but so do "Vegetarian" (though how that is a "personality", I don't know!), "Homebody", "Animal Lover", and probably a few others!
Some or all of the above appeals to you.
You're educated, either formally, or by life, and looking to learn and experience more, and to share what you learn.
You're active and like to be healthy. You'll enjoy some wine or beer with me (Portland breweries, anyone?) but realize that drinking to excess was something for when we were younger, that eating well most of the time is a good thing. (I say "most of the time" because hey, we all have to indulge now and then!)
You'd rather be outside than in a gym, and would like someone who'll play outside with you, camp, rough it at times, get muddy, and enjoy what's out there.
You like to travel.
A little note on my take on things here: I'd like to find that "someone", but am also open to just making new friends. The biggest bummer of online dating, to me, is that it's too often about "let's meet and see if we'll date, and if not, never speak again." Maybe we'll "click," maybe we won't, but if we like each other as people, and like to do the same things, we can be friends... right?