I am a recently divorced, 42 year old survivor of a 17 year relationship, who works in Human Services. I am looking for someone who is passionate in life as well as intimate moments, not afraid to speak their mind and generally has a strong personality and large love for the outdoors. I am a homesteader who raises a large garden and animals who, until recent years, has been a very active martial artist in multiple styles including instructing my own gym. I originally studied music in college for nearly 4 years as a saxophone player and educator, but did not complete my degree. I have been a manager of kitchens, done marketing and sales for a couple of national food service suppliers and now have worked in Human Services for the last decade from being a Correctional Officer to working one on one with sex offenders with disabilities. ---Please note, I AM a smoker(though trying to quit), a meat eater and a liberal atheist with a strong sense of integrity and will power. I have no fear of speaking my mind when challenged. On the flip side, I am tolerant of all, to the best of my abilities, and open minded enough to listen and have honest discussions on any topic. I have no taboos, but do have a low tolerance for severe religiosity or supernatural claims. I also enjoy quality craft brews and/or fine wine in moderation on a daily basis and am MJ friendly as well. I am a passionate person with a caring heart, a good sense of humor and a love of close company. I can be a hopeless romantic one moment, a complete redneck the next(hunting/fishing seasons). I can be a very serious person when necessary, and a complete laugh when not. I am hoping to find someone at least somewhat similar to myself, who loves the outdoors, homesteading, and enjoying everyday life with an intimate partner that makes me smile in every way possible, without religious or dietary hang-ups or daily drama. Is that you?