The one thing I am passionate about...
Equality. I believe all people are worthy of love and respect, and should be given the right to live the life they choose to live. I'm actually passionate about a lot of things, but I generally prefer to find the fun in everything I do instead of hyper-focusing on one particular hobby or interest. If I had to pick a few, though, I'd say writing, my church, gardening, music, reading, hiking, and chickens. I totally want to have chickens.
I typically spend my leisure time
Taking long walks outside, long talks with friends, reading, gardening, checking out little local restaurants, going to church, hosting a girl's night in, drinking a glass of wine on my patio, hanging out with my kiddos, or watching my puppygirl tear up the dog park.
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm not looking as much as just being open to possibility. I'm living a good life and if the right person makes it even better, that's awesome. I just want to know, if I commit, that it's an intentional, purposeful choice, and not just an item on a to-do list.
The first thing people notice about me
Most people say I'm funny, but I think it's just because I have a weird Wisconsin accent, and for a church-going hippie earth mother, I say the f-word a lot.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Love and Logic. It's a parenting book that teaches you how to lead with empathy and natural consequences instead of banging your head against the wall with timeouts and power struggles. I've been blessed to witness my children growing their sense of self-worth organically, and learning how to make smart choices. It has made parenting so much fun. Any parent will tell you that being a parent is beautiful, but sometimes parenting is challenging-- this book really changed a lot of the inherent power struggle dynamic, and made everything fun.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My kids
- My friends and family
- My extremely welcoming church
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Regardless of my beliefs as a liberal, I'm very deeply connected to my church, and I respect everyone's right to their opinion. People so often lump me into a category instead of getting to know me as an individual, and if you take the time, you'll usually find me to be a very balanced woman. Also, there's a pretty good chance that no matter what you say, I'm secretly thinking, "That's what she said."
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Genuine, Hard Working, Perceptive
A little more about me
I would love to have a billion kids, but I'm not making it contingent on finding my soulmate. I hope to become a foster and/or adoptive parent, in addition to my two biological kids, next year. I think, so often, women attach this idea of happily ever after to a man, and need the marriage to make them feel whole. If you ask me, that's an awful lot of pressure on someone you love. Instead, I want to be whole without anyone else, and simply open to the possibility that the right person may make me want forever. Also, I love lamp.
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
i know this much is true, dry, eat, pray, love
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Kayaking, Mountain Climbing, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
i love you, man, indiana jones trilogy, gone with the wind
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Educational
My Favorite TV Shows
big bang theory, breaking bad, drunk history