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I'm a happy, healthful, youthful girl with an adventurous spirit! I'm American, but lived, schooled & worked overseas most of my life (background is below). I love meeting good people of all ages, from all cultures, from all walks of life... sharing smiles, laughs, thoughts, ideas, perspectives, life experiences, activities, strong shoulders & helping hands! I enjoy sharing all kinds of nourishment (including a nightly glass of beer/wine and the like)!
MY PROCLIVITIES: I love to do, go, explore, and enjoy people, places & things (far & wide, simple to complex, ancient to futuristic; rural to metro, rustic to Ritz)! I'm partial to good people, natural environs, and learning more about the worlds natural, temporal, and spiritual workings (physics/metaphysics: systems, structures, processes, tools, proclivities, potentials, etc). I'm simply fascinated by life, nature, sciences, maritime endeavors, (r)evolution(s of) spirit, ideas, cultures, industry, and personal perspectives (especially yours)!
BACKGROUND: My parents were career US Air Force aviators; my brothers and I grew up in NJ, CA, VA, NC as kids, then in Japan throughout our teens (graduating High School in Okinawa, Japan). I trained, then worked during high school as a Red Cross lifeguard, then WSI/WSSI & PADI AI (water safety & survival instructor; & PADI assistant scuba instructor) for the US Marine Corps. Later stateside, I worked my way thru college (as a lifeguard, diver, marine lab tech) and completed marine navigation school in Key West before I sailed off to Australia on "working-holiday"! After sailing & trekking Austral-Asia & the Pacific for @3 years, I settled in Hawaii where I furthered college, raced sailboats, had a corp/tech career, and did various work/volunteer projects worldwide (business, health/safety, eco/enviro and humanitarian [Red Cross/Crescent, USO/SMC's, Marimed, Endeavour, +]). Recently, I moved to Florida to help my family (ailing father & brother with cancer); meanwhile I bought/remodeled a home, and work/volunteer as an advocate for the disabled, Veterans, and dyslexics. Recently my father passed away, and I can't wait to get back out on the water!