The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about teaching chemistry. There is nothing like seeing the "light bulb" go off when a student understands a difficult concept. I'm passionate about other things as well. You just have to find out what they are.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to read. I usually have a book or two on hand at all times. I love to go dancing! Dancing lets me let go of all my frustrations and just move to the beat. I also love going on small trips. Overnight camping and float trips are one of my favorite summer activities.
The most influential person in my life has been
I need a person who I can work along side. Someone who can be my champion, my best friend, my jester, and my rock. Someone who loves me for me and sees the potential in others. Someone who goes out of their way to help a stranger because we all have bad days sometimes. Above all, someone who loves God more than he loves me. Someone who is an active, temple attending LDS member.
The first thing people notice about me
My friends say that the first thing that they noticed about me was that I'm quiet, shy, geeky, crafty, and a bit eccentric. Once people get to know me the shyness goes away.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Well, that is a hard question to answer. I read a lot and love just about everything I read. My biggest book infatuation lately has been the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. It's a long series but is well worth the read. The author had/has a voice that makes you feel like you are part of the world, not just a spectator. It's a classic tale of good verses evil with heroes and heroines that sends you across a world where virtue and honor are vital and the struggle is worth the cost.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for my family. They are a cornerstone in this crazy world.
- I am thankful for faith. I know who I am and where I'm going. I know Christ is my savior.
- I am thankful for opportunities. Every time a door has slammed shut, another one has opened.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I'm genuine. I see people around me who put on a different mask for each person they meet. I am not like that. I may take a bit to warm up to you but be patient, it's worth the wait.
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Easy-Going, Genuine, Intelligent
A little more about me
I spent several years out of high school working in the corporate world. A few years ago I had a change in direction. I just graduated from the University of Kansas where I was enrolled in their UKan Teach program. The program is designed to take Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology students and get them licensed to teach. The end goal is to teach High School Chemistry. I finished with my BA in Chemistry with Licensure to teach Chemistry in Kansas this last December. It took a while for me to decide on this but it's been the best choice I've made in a long time!
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Religion and Spirituality
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Football, Gymnastics, Soccer
Music I like to listen to
sam smith, nightwish, nightwish, mumford and sons, sheppard
Music I like to perform
Classical, Folk and Traditional, Gospel
Movies I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Political, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
lately, the dark knight rises, kiss me kate!, north and south
TV I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Drama, Educational, Other, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
how it's made, doctor who, warehouse 13