"Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone."
I love to challenge myself to try new things. At the same time, I love to indulge in creature comforts and familiarity. Happiness for me is a balance between these two extremes.
I love to be outside! Hiking and camping are among my favorite activities, as well as leisurely biking around the neighborhoods of beautiful Portland, Oregon.
I also love FOOD! Especially the sampling of local eats and drinks on a sunny patio or in an ambient hole-in-the-wall. Creative cocktail concoctions? Even better. Coffee? Yes, please!
I love to see live music shows--especially of bands I'm not yet familiar with! I also love to dance! Soul and funk are my favorite to groove to. Salsa is a dance I've really been wanting to learn.....dance lessons are so much fun!
I love to experience new places, and to meet new people along the way. It's important to me to learn about new places from the perspective of local residents--I'm not one who enjoys traveling during peak tourist seasons, and I enjoy having experiences outside the usual tourist fare!