The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm passionate about people, especially teenagers, since I work with them more as a teacher. I'm extremely passionate about getting out of my comfort zone, helping others, and participating in community events. I enjoy experimenting with photography, hanging out with kids, and lip synching to my favorite songs. (Yes, I do that! I have no shame.) Oh, I'm horribly addicted to coffee. :-P I'm a Starbucks fan, but I usually prefer going to other coffee houses with more personality. I'm passionate about being more intentional as a Christian and in growing in my relationship with God. I love traveling, anything Asian, and being thrifty. :)
I typically spend my leisure time
Well, when I'm not grading or lesson planning or directing a school play, I usually come home and crash. When I wake up, I enjoy eating dinner with friends, either at home or at the local mall. I like to end the evening watching a few quick episodes of "Monk", "Psych", or "Everybody Loves Raymond". On the weekends, I sometimes go into Jakarta with my girlfriends and go shopping for handicrafts, or we hit up bookstores and coffee shops and grade together. When I'm home in the U.S., I love doing random road trips with my family, going to the beach with friends, and taking tons of photos.
The most influential person in my life has been
Besides being willing to consider adoption, I would have to say that I'm looking for a guy who has a strong relationship with God and is willing to do whatever and go wherever He says. That's a concept that's easier said than done, especially when God convicts us of ugly truths or when we're called to do something out of our comfort zones, but guys who are firm believers in God's calling for their lives are attractive to me. I'm also looking for someone who is sensitive to different cultures and personalities, but more importantly, I'm looking for someone to lead me spiritually in a future marriage.
The first thing people notice about me
I'm scared to know! Sometimes, I can be really loud, especially when I'm laughing, which is often. (I have about 10 different laughs and I never know which one will come out!) I love people, singing songs/quoting random movie quotes, and learning more about life. I hope my newfound passion for God is evident when people meet me, too. Other than being loud and chatty, I think people notice I genuinely care about people.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Besides Crazy Love from the question above, I'm currently in the middle of the abridged version of Jane Eyre (b/c I'm too impatient to finish the full-length one), Blue Like Jazz, and whatever random book my kids recommend to me. I've got my hands full! Gotta love being an English teacher! :-P
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My freedom as an American citizen! I'm so proud of and thankful for our military- the past, present, and future.
- My Spanish/English Bible. I got it for my study abroad program in Mexico, and it's been something that I treasure for reasons I can't explain.
- (Only one more space left?? Ok, um...) Chapstick, chocolate, and music. :)
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
On the rare occasion that I'm quiet when someone first meets me, it's usually because I'm either sick or tired, and it's never because I'm bored or don't want to talk with him/her. I also wish people would take me seriously when I say I like hip-hop, specifically, underground Christian hip-hop. People laugh at me because I don't "look like a hip-hop person". This is true. However, I love it anyways because the lyrics are profound and the music's unique. I highly recommend it. :)
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Easy-Going, Funny, Loyal
A little more about me
I'm from Indiana & I currently live and teach in Indonesia. I have no idea how long I'll be here, but I come home during Christmases and the summers. My dream is to adopt a little girl from India, so I'm saving my money to begin the adoption process! I have no idea what God has in store for my future. He changes my itinerary every year, so I can't say for certain what I'll do. :-P Ideally, I'd like to live in a city with all 4 seasons again, or at least with Autumn, which is my favorite season. I'm a HUGE kid at heart, and I'm serious only when necessary. I have Skype, so I could chat with anyone who's interested in communicating with me.
What I like to read
Religion and Spirituality
Sports I enjoy watching
Gymnastics, Hockey, Other
Music I like to listen to
sean kingston, toby mac, colin raye, the procussions (expired indie christian), mr. j medeiros (indie christian)
Movies I like to Watch
Drama, Educational, Political
Favorite Movies to Watch
bride and prejudice and 3 idiots- both are bollywood, monty python & holy grail- stupid, i know... :-p, north and south
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Reality Show
My Favorite TV Shows
psych, monk, everybody loves raymond, law & order: svu, american idol :)