****Important preface! - I am currently battling Lyme Disease, anticipating going in for treatment soon. While I might not be well enough to meet and go on dates, I still wish to connect with people. So message me anyways! I WILL beat this and I WILL get better!****
I live a dynamic life! I was raised in the woods and finished growing up in the city. I missed my mountain home so much I moved back - but in a small town with crappy bars it's so hard to find someone I am even remotely curious about... and bars are no place to look for the kind of man I seek.
I have a tomboy side and a deep feminine side that often wrestle with one another and mix in interesting ways. One day you might see me coming home in muddy overalls, wearing a big knife, no make-up on, and a big satisfied grin that I went out and earned my keep the hard way. Other days, you might encounter me in skirts and cute boots, all dolled up with nowhere to go (that's the part where you come in).
I love being outdoors, and being blessed with four distinct seasons in the Sierras, I frequently am out on backpacking adventures, kayaking, camping, fishing, sailing, swimming, and exploring old favorite spots as well as new places. I enjoy building things, learning new things, and teaching others. DIY queen here in a cool not Martha Stewart kind of way.
My work life is a mixed bag of tricks, not a streamlined carrier (yet). I have been belly dancing for 9 years and teach classes. It has sculpted my body and spirit into a passionate and strong embodiment of a woman. On the flipside, I dig graves part time, and although it exhausts and challenges me physically, it pays well, does no harm, and makes me stronger. I have a BA in Photography, but haven't yet pushed to use it to the full extent of which I dream. I'm a Jane of all trades, and I don't mind enhancing my finances with a few odd jobs here and there.
I tend a large garden every year which brings me food and joy. I like to stay busy with fun and creative things to do or make. I don't watch tv or care much about pop culture, unless it involves making fun of it. I read A LOT of books. Science is important and fascinating to me. I strive for high ethics and like to do something kind and seemingly unnecessary for someone everyday. I love nature-integrated design and someday want to build a Hobbit-esque earth ship home with a huge family garden. I live in a school bus. I have incredible and talented hand-picked friends who are as important as family. I like small communal thinking rather than big government. I tend to live my life in a state of awe and curiosity.
Some have told me that I am brutally honest, a wild woman, a queen of sweethearts, a fortress of strength, multi-talented, a tough and often stoic lady, a deep well of love and creativity. I do have faults like anyone else and although I may be a bit shy about not being perfect, I am always working on myself where work needs doing. And I'm getting really good about talking about it. I have a lot to give, and I am incredibly picky about who I let near me. I don't want to get burned again, so I will probably be taking it slow. But, I'm easy to ice break, so send me a message and maybe we can connect. This description is, after all, probably only scratching the surface.
I like a first meet up before an actual "date", something casual and harmless like meeting for a cup of coffee. If things go well, I'm sure one of us will be asking the other out on a real date. And every date is different with different people. I'm not your average girl, so the average date bores me! Please, no movies, no smart phones interrupting the experience, no restaurant dinner, or video games at your "bro's" pad. I want to get to know you and all of those things get in the way. You don't have to spend a big wad of cash to impress me. Intellect and creativity impress me! We can even collaborate and figure it out together; I've been single for over two years so I'm full of untried ideas. Let's go on a hike or out on a boat, a mushroom hunt or a river trip. Let's do something fun and unordinary, like we are. Or, if we are incredibly inthralled in getting to know each other better by talking over a pot of tea, I will put the kettle on and we can jabber the night away.