Hi there! My name is Amy - I am 30 years old and I live in Essex County in Northern New Jersey. I have a vision of my life that includes creating and maintaining a healthy, positive relationship with the love of my life, living in community with others, having a supportive network of positive friends, and raising a family together. I am interested in alternative education models like Montessori, Waldorf, homeschooling, and unschoolling, as well as attachment parenting and permaculture. I am a music teacher and ethnomusicologist. I'm looking for a like-minded soul to join me in the journey - someone who is conscious, spiritual, progressive, reflective, reverent, strives for a healthy lifestyle, appreciates a plant-based diet, and has a huge heart. Clear, heart-centered communication is very important to me and I strive to use non-violent (compassionate) communication. I eat a mostly raw vegan diet. I am drug/alcohol/tobacco-free and am looking for the same in a partner.
I would love to find the love of my life and live sustainably, in community with others. I am hoping that once I find the right partner, we can discuss our own needs and work as a team to figure out where we'd like to live together. I have thought about finding an eco-village in New Jersey or not too far away so that I could spend time regularly with family. I've also thought about finding a warm climate to live where I can get all the lovely, tropical raw produce I need. Also, I've thought of moving to a more progressive town/city in the US - like Asheville, NC; Portland, OR; Northampton/Amherst, MA, etc. It would be great to find a balance when a family comes along - to find a good home/community/town in which to be grounded and spend time traveling as well.
If you connect with this ad and if you find yourself between the ages of 27-37, please send me a private message and I'd be happy to send you a picture. It would be great if you are already in the Metropolitan NY area, but I am open to getting to know someone farther away.
Hello Amy. Just wanted to congratulate you on a very articulate and well-written post, and to wish you luck in your search. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound likely that you would find your soulmate in a carnivorous casual drinker such as myself. Too bad, because you sound very interesting : ) But I did want to comment on one thing you wrote: if you do find yourself travelling in the end, you could do a lot worse than to end up in Asheville, NC. I live about 2 hours from there and have spent a lot of time. A wonderful little city! I think anyone would enjoy living there, if you don't mind living in the mountains (sadly an impractical choice for me). It also has a small but thriving permie community. I know some of them personally and can recommend them as quality folk. We meet up every summer an hour north of town for a wonderful little hippie lovefest called the Southeast Permaculture Gathering. I've gone two summers now and wouldn't miss it for the world! There is even a real intentional community hovering beyond the edges of the city called Earthaven, where some of my friends from the Gathering reside. It seems to be thriving, at least, though I could not speak with any knowledge about the mechanics of how it is set up. You can learn more here: http://www.earthaven.org.
Hi Amy, Beautiful search you have. I think many of us are looking for a permie soulmate! in many different parts of the world. I recommend the books of Anastasia "The Ringing Cedar Series" these relate many stories about the past, present and future. All best and beautiful loving earth woman!
Love your Post ---wish I could be the one for you---- but you may like me--- I think you would admire the gardens I have put together and tenured---and poetry---I like yours ---you could look me up on facebook---and friend me ---if you like---Paul Mungar---and my garden Reclaim Detroit Community
Hi, found this an interesting read! It's more than a year since you posted this Amy, so I just wondered how you are getting on? Did you find him? I am Adam, 37 and into all sorts with a permaculturalogical twist! Nature rules rules! I live in Penzance, Cornwall, UK, and I regard myself as having been a kind of 'permie single' for about 3 years. I love trees and what fun can be had with trees and what they produce, and I work as a carpenter and tree surgeon. The trees are the ultimate solar panels! Anyway, best wishes to you. I may wait for a response from you if you get this message, but may also post this info on the forum soon. Adam