The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about my children and, as a teacher, your children too. I love books (real ones not online), words and learning. I love when people, especially kids, discover what makes them unique and find their voice. Seeing a smile on a child's face or hearing my children laugh is the essence of a good day to me. I am also a devoted volunteer, and, am passionate about making things better. On the lighter side, I am passionate about the color purple, the look and smell of lilacs, big and little adventures, dancing, summer and an ice cold Coke (my Kryptonite).
I typically spend my leisure time
Out with a close friend or two, outdoors doing yardwork (love using power tools), with my children doing something fun, at the beach, at the gym
The most influential person in my life has been
Kindness, respect, sense of humor, openness and a positive outlook matter. I love someone who "smiles with their whole face." I tell my daughters to look for a partner with whom they feel they can be truly and fully themselves, and who they can't imagine their life without. That's what I want. A zest for life also helps!
The first thing people notice about me
My willingness to listen and interest in them.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Crispin: The Cross of Lead. A book I read for a 7th grader I tutor. It was a great character driven story about finding one's soul. Surprising.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My children
- My brother and sister
- My friends
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm not nearly as serious as my passions make it seem - love to giggle to tears.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Funny, Optimistic, Passionate
A little more about me
I try to live with a very inclusive positive mindset. There is so much to know about the world, and always something to learn from another person. Never say never. Agree to disagree. Mistakes are great teachers. Be you. All of these are things I live by. Seriousness aside, I love to laugh too and find the humor in simple things, having coined the term "gigglebug." If you want to know what that is, get in touch.
What I like to read
Contemporary Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Other
Books I've read
the girl on the train, the girl on the train, she's come undone
Sports I enjoy playing
Bowling, Cycling, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming
Movies I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Drama
Favorite Movies to Watch
to kill a mockingbird, to kill a mockingbird, west side story
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Reality Show
My Favorite TV Shows
seinfold, the office, the middle, world of dance, world of dance, agt, the voice - love to watch folks go for their dreams