"We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder, & our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb
I fell in love with NOLA during an early midlife crisis in 2007 and, having grown restless with my stagnant existence in Calgary, Alberta, left my marriage, career, and social network to move down here in Feb/08. I am living in the French Quarter and trying to get visa or green card sponsorship from an employer so I can stay. I have made a few friends in the neighborhood, but would really like to expand my social network and develop some lasting relationships. More about me:
I am a gypsy, by both blood (well, there's some disagreement on that - I might be descended from Hungarian nobility instead of the gypsies!) and spirit... fire, passion, restlessness and boundless creativity course through my veins. My life journey so far has led me through many deep valleys and up many lofty mountain tops. My personal experiences have given me a deep-rooted compassion for people, especially those affected by domestic violence, addictions, and poverty. I have been through much, as most of us have, but have few regrets as I wouldn't be the person I am now without the path I've taken.
I believe in living life passionately, to the fullest potential my Creator has given me, and welcoming others to join me on the journey. I love to play and work, I love to laugh and to cry, to dance and to sit in silent reflection. I love to celebrate life with lots of friends, but I also like to spend time alone with just my thoughts (which can get pretty philosophical and outside the box). I am energized by the culture and diversity and bustle of urbania, but my soul is more at peace connecting with Mother Earth with her dichotomous balance between intricacy and simplicity. I get an adrenalin rush from high speeds and high altitudes, but don't take me on any spinning rides!I love to hug (even trees) and be hugged, to hold and be held, to understand and be understood, to nurture others and to grow myself, to show love through action, not just words, to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my Maker.
I am a musician, a poet, a writer, an artist, and I love creating and expressing ideas through visual media, music, and written word. I am a deep thinker who enjoys challenging myself and others.I am a visionary... a dreamer... believing that I CAN make a difference in this world and looking to connect with others who believe the same.