I'm a traveler, a linguist, and a trail runner/hiker. I grew up in the Southwest in Arizona. I love desert sunsets and hanging out on patios playing music and having drinks with friends. I've lived extensively in South America and speak Spanish. I ended up settling in New York in 2005 and have made the East coast my home now. I move almost every year to catch a new glimpse of what the city has to offer. Cobble Hill, Brooklyn - the best neighborhood I've ever had the pleasure of calling home, is where I have set up shop. I think I might stick around for a while in this space!
My parents were hippies, hence my name, and I've followed suit. But I'm a professional in finance so I think I've balanced out the crunchy granola act a bit. I just graduated the Executive program at Columbia Business School - working full time and going to school is a lot to take on. Now that I've got some time back, I have taken up cycling as my new hobby! I love to ride bikes... its like a long lost past time I never knew I loved.
I think balance is good, but I also try to keep a number of things going on in my life so I can take advantage of what I've got around me.
During my "free time" I like to roam around Brooklyn, go to live indie music shows, visit art galleries, go biking, shop at farmer's markets, organic markets, and attend those overwhelming New York street fairs to keep my wits about me... I like going to book stores and picking out old photography books, reading philosophy, finding awesome recipes.... going home and cooking and doing it all over the next day.
I'm currently reading -- Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. I love short stories... I can't go a day without reading at least one story... Literature helps us grow and expands our perspective.
Life is an adventure. I keep busy to fit it all in.