The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm a writer, a traveler and lover of the outdoors. Whenever possible, I find time to hit the trail with my four-legged hiking partner, and if camping is involved all the better. Watching the garden grow is always one of the highlights of my summer, and I'm always planning the next trip. My faith is part of who I am, and though it can be hard in some seasons I'm always striving to deepen my relationship with God, to become closer to the person he made me to be, and to use the gifts he's given me to serve others.
I typically spend my leisure time
I stay as active as possible, hiking and camping whenever I can and staying fit with running and swimming. I love to cook and experiment in the kitchen. Trivia night is my favorite. And cuddling with my dog (who, by the way, is super cute) is always high on the list!
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm looking for someone who is excited about life and ready to explore all it has to offer. I have dreams, and I want to be with someone who has them too ? who will support me in mine as I support them in theirs. I'm looking for someone who's secure and self-confident and who I can trust and rely on, but who's also able to be goofy and game to try something new.
The first thing people notice about me
On a surface level? Definitely my hair ?�it's super curlyOn a personality level? Probably the fact that I'm pretty quiet at first but can bust out the sarcasm in short order once I decide I like someone.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Wild, by Cheryl Strayed.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- living in the mountains
- having a job I'm passionate about
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I write news stories for a living, but in my heart I'm a creative type ? I wish I had more time to write fiction and poetry, and I really do take that part of my life seriously. For me writing is part of my identity, and not just my job.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Good listener, Intelligent, Physically Fit
A little more about me
I'm an introvert, but I'm your more extroverted variety of introvert, in that I love meeting new people, trying new things, going new places, and my job involves a lot of walking up to strangers and trying to get an in-depth conversation going. But all that takes energy, and so I need my alone time in order to recharge and be part of things again. In friendships, I seem to get along really well with more extroverted types ? they like that I listen to what they have to get off their chest, and I like that they get me out and doing things I wouldn't have taken the initiative to do on my own.
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Religion and Spirituality
Books I've read
extremely loud and incredibly close; life of pi; let the great world spin, a walk in the woods;, the irresistible revolution
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Running, Skiing or Snowboarding, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
TV I like to Watch