The one thing I am passionate about...
love to travel and subsequently learn about new cultures. love to read especially mysteries. movies are my passion, foreign flicks are way more interesting than the hollywood blockbusters, running is my hobby and i do quite a bit of it. i've managed to merge my love of running with that of traveling. i like to try new foods and do enjoy eating out a lot. hanging out with friends or getting to know new people is always great. live music is another passion and i would go to a concert weekly if i could. anything that allows me to learn or grow is also fair game..
I typically spend my leisure time
i enjoy traveling and learning about new cultures. traveling to all 7 continents is a dream i plan on realizing. Love to run, especially long distance to challenge myself and also to reconnect with the world around me. it's my 'quiet time' and although I often run with a group of friends, i've found that it keeps me centered. i enjoy listening to music, whether live or recorded. i'm always amazed at other people's gifts and talents. i plan on learning how to drum and/or play the guitar one day.
The most influential person in my life has been
we're all looking for genuine, kind, honest and loving people, however, i'd just like to meet someone that i can't wait to be with. someone whom no matter how i feel (elated, annoyed, angry, sad, disappointed,happy, mischievous, etc) would be there to share my many 'moments' and someone that i can rely on. i'm used to being the one who's always there for others and it'd be nice to have that for a change.
The first thing people notice about me
probably my kindness and outgoing nature. i've never really met a stranger and feel that the best way to grow as a person is to meet and speak to as many people as possible. that being said, everyone has off days and sometimes, there's nothing better than staying close to people you know and enjoying the quiet.
The last book I read and enjoyed
a book called 'the keeper of lost causes' by Jussi Adler-Olsen, an either norwegian or danish fiction/mystery writer. really great pace, great story line about murders, corruption, suspense, friendships but mostly a great detective book that will keep you guessing til the end. i like the attention to detail, the story line and the sense that these characters could represent real people. plus i've been discovering great international fiction writers since the tattoo dragon trilogy and am never disappointed by their efforts (how many times can you read about Alex Cross?)
The three things which I am most thankful for
- i'm really close to my family and although we don't always agree on everything, i'm very blessed and lucky to have them in my life. they're my 'roots' and i can always count on them to pull me through
- i'm thankful for my friends as they are hand selected and are an extension of my family. this makes them more special because i chose them to be part of my 'circle'.
- i'm thankful for my health and by extension my faith. it gives me hope for the future (faith)
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
i like to root for the underdog and i never place a bet unless i know i can win. i like a sure thing :-)
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Intelligent, Kind, Loyal
A little more about me
although i'm content with my life thus far, i'm hoping to meet someone new with whom to share many adventures. i truly believe that in life 'there's always room for improvement'. looking forward to meeting you :-)
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Kayaking, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Other, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field
Music I like to listen to
dmb/incubus, rise against, don't have one, don't have one, norah jones
Movies I like to Watch
TV I like to Watch