My take on relationships in general: They are complex. That does not mean they have to be complicated. As I have evolved over the years, I have really come to appreciate the importance of simplicity and balance. Though that is sometimes easier said than done, I am looking for someone with a similar philosophy, along with mutual respect and the ability to communicate well.
Having said that, I also think it is important to start out slow and easy, to see if the possibility of first establishing a friendship even exists. While I would ultimately like to be in a long-term committed relationship, I have been disappointed by the sense of urgency some folks exhibit. In my world, the horse still comes before the cart. And as it turns out, mama was right…again. You just can’t hurry love.
On a little less intense note….I love the outdoors, whether it be puttering in my garden, walking through the woods, or hiking to a waterfall. I like a variety of music, relaxing on the deck taking in the beauty of nature, or just curled up in a comfy chair with a good book. I also enjoy the calmness of a gentle rain and walking in fresh fallen snow, or sitting around a campfire with family and friends. I recently got back into photography. Thanks to the beauty of digital, I can delete all those over/underexposed, out-of-focus pictures! I lean towards the creative side, and like making things and working with my hands. I am pretty passionate about quilting, gardening, and nature. I also enjoy a good home improvement project. I tend to gravitate towards people who are also creative, comfortable with themselves, have positive energy, and not into high drama. While I am not interested in the class clown, a sense of humor is important....including the ability to laugh at oneself. And I know we all have baggage, but could we maybe limit it to the carry-on overhead size?
I have no expectations other than openness and honesty. Not every first date leads to a second or a third, but I do believe we owe each other that basic courtesy. Anything less undermines the pursuit of a healthy relationship, at any level. Like most people, I am a work in progress, but feel good about the person I have evolved into.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile.
Open to discussion, but safe to assume that my preference is generally something outdoors…a gentle hike, a picnic, exploring the nooks and crannies of these beautiful mountains.