The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about working with kids, equal rights and opportunities for ALL people, my family and friends, music (listening, watching live, writing songs, performing live), enjoying good food, cooking. I LOVE learning about new cultures and traveling. I've been to Italy, Dominican Republic, Panama, the Philippines, Canada, and Costa Rica in the last five years....
I typically spend my leisure time
I try to do things I love as often as possible. I love hiking, working on little films and songs, and cooking while listening to music. I love to eat at new restaurants, go to art shows, movie screenings, or watch live bands, when I can. I'm not in a band anymore, but I've been recording, jamming and writing for fun with different musician friends. I love to research where my next international trips will be. Sometimes I just like to relax at home.....
The most influential person in my life has been
Chemistry. When two people share a similar view of the world, and what things are important to them, they can build a long lasting relationship from a solid foundation. I'm hoping for an initial physical spark, combined with a deep personality connection. I"m looking for a woman who is loving, honest, passionate....someone who is giving and affectionate, like I am.....
The first thing people notice about me
Honestly not sure. It's not something I'd ever ask anyone to find out...
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Art Of Happiness by The Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler. I think if we took his advice on how to be happy and treat all people with respect, the world would be a much better place...
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Family and friends. I know they will be there for me and love me unconditionally, no matter what happens
- Health. Sometimes we forget how blessed we are to be able to do the simple things in life.
- Opportunities. I'm lucky to do something I love, and have creative outlets for fun...
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My creative side. I was in a band for many years (vocalist), and still perform from time to time, but it's not something I usually bring up when I first meet people.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Funny, Intelligent, Passionate
A little more about me
I left an uninspiring career in entertainment, as a Casting Director and Development/Distribution Exec, 4 years ago. I'm now blessed to have a very fulfilling career working with my amazing students. I teach technology at a private school, with very diverse students, whose parents come from a multitude of cultures and religions (I love it cuz my mom is from Peru so I can relate to them and make sure they're proud of their heritage). I plan to teach in the classroom for several more years before moving in to administration, at some point. I was born and raised in San Diego, where all my family still lives.
What I like to read
Nonfiction, Other, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Books I've read
lies my teacher told me, the four agreements, the 5 love languages
Sports I enjoy playing
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hiking
Sports I enjoy watching
Basketball, Football, Soccer
Music I like to listen to
led zeppelin, sublime, nirvana, stevie wonder, bob marley, lauryn hill, jill scott, louis armstrong, the roots, j cole, kendrick lamar, outkast
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
it's always sunny in philadelphia, big bang theory, game of thrones, anthony bourdain