The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about making the most of the time we have. I have the privilege of working with a team to build a business that positively impacts our customers and communities, and I am very committed to that. I am passionate about family - my son and my siblings. I am committed to community volunteering. I want to be the best person I can be and enjoy this world we're in as much as possible, so I love learning about many things, trying to take care of my body, trying to improve my mind and trying to enjoy the many beautiful things in the world - nature, music, art, literature, architecture and people!
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy taking my dog to the beach and soaking in the sounds, the smells and the shorebird activity. I try to fit in working out, but it tends to be episodic. I enjoy reading and never seem to have enough time for that. I follow the Red Sox and the Patriots,but I'm not the most informed fan....I love getting away to the White Mountains and hiking (although I'm not up to the hikes I used to take!). I love talking on the phone with family, who are far away. I spend time with my son when he is in town. I'll admit to taping some television shows and watching them when I can.
The most influential person in my life has been
Integrity. Integrity brings with it a commitment to ideals, a commitment to the truth, and demands self-awareness. Although that is first and foremost, I am looking for kindness and empathy. As long as I have a few words left, I'll toss in a few other qualities - an intuitive and curious mind, a delight in learning about the world, a love of the outdoors. It wouldn't hurt if they loved animals and enjoyed physical exercise and fun in a natural setting.
The first thing people notice about me
People notice my focus on them, as I try to get to know them and their interests. Also, they will probably notice my sense of humor.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Okay - here's the confession. I read a book on how to date. I am new to this after a long time, and I thought I should get some pointers! (So if I'm doing this poorly - blame the book!) I have also recently read a number of books on business strategy and the economy. I am in the middle of an Elizabeth George mystery. I like classic British mysteries (but this one is a little too realistic for me.) I've got a few books on the floor next to the bed on nutrition and health.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The gifts the Lord has given me - my life, my health and my talents
- My family, including my 20 year old son and my siblings
- My friends
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Despite my analytical mind, I am a real softie. Also, I am a loyal friend and family member. Although they may see my wit and humor, they may not pick up that I do like to get silly and giggle, but that is only with close friends.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Caring, Hard Working, Intelligent
A little more about me
Anne is my middle name, but i live in a small community and because of my job I am using it (sorry). I love animals of all kinds, but especially dogs. I love music of almost all kinds, including pop, classical, rock, hip hop, country, jazz... I laugh out loud at the cartoons in the New Yorker, but don't always finish the articles. I used to sing in a choir, but can't read music. I am committed to community involvement and philanthropy. My life's mission is "to teach a man to fish.." - through empowerment of all kinds. I feel we are here to leave the world a better place then when we landed in it
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, History, Mystery & Thrillers
Books I've read
mayflower, agatha christie, lincoln - doris kearns goodwin
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Running, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to listen to
dave matthews, keith urban, kirk franklin, bach, this is hard - rhianna, mary j. blige, etc.
Music I like to perform
Folk and Traditional, Gospel
Movies I like to Watch
Action, Political, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
terminator, star wars, the king's speech
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Drama, Other
My Favorite TV Shows
grey's anatomy, glee, john stewart