The one thing I am passionate about...
I work hard, play hard and travel often. I'm excited about what I do and I love working for a company that makes a difference in the world. I'm always seeking to improve myself and stretch my abilities...all the while being true to myself.
I typically spend my leisure time
Traveling...anywhere and everywhere! I have lived in Switzerland, backpacked around Europe twice and plan to go to India (for fun!) in November. Thankfully, I have friends all over the world, so it?s not hard to find where to travel; it is getting the time off to do it! I love to entertain and find that my house is usually the gathering place for movie night, parties and BBQs. I like to be outdoors and enjoy whitewater rafting, water or snow skiing, and day hiking. I also like to read, work in the garden, and frequently stop by the wonderful WA wineries for wine tasting.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who is comfortable in their own skin, knows where they have been and where they?re going, enjoys being around people, and considers themselves an optimist rather than a pessimist. It would be great to find someone who will accompany me to the gym a few nights a week, head to Juanita Beach to throw around a Frisbee, or jet set across the world to explore something unfamiliar. Since I can also be a bit goofy at times, a healthy dose of humor and laughter are essential.
The first thing people notice about me
I am an extrovert. I smile a lot and I am friendly which lends itself to making friends easily and being comfortable in a room full of people. It doesn't hurt that I genuinely take interest in the people I am with. By the end of a half-hour conversation I?m inviting them to the next party I?m throwing or letting them know they are welcome to stay at my home should they ever visit Seattle.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The special people in my life (supportive family, friendships that have lasted 20 years, a great manager/mentor)
- What I have been able to do and accomplish (graduated college and went back for post-grad certification, traveled to foreign countries, learned to make homemade jam, tackled my fear of heights and sped 50mph down the world's steepest Zipline in Park City, Utah this past summer)
- The little things in life (dance marathons with my niece, growing my own vegetables, concerts at the Gorge)
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I don't know that I WISH people would take notice of this...but, because I project confidence, control and a "can-do" attitude, people can sometimes forget that I am human - with vulnerabilities and fears too. At work, if I don?t know the answer, I will find one or seek out a solution to the problem. As the eldest of 4 siblings, I am usually the wise older sister dispensing advice or serving as the rock during tumultuous times. But deep down?I?m just a girl. I get antsy when a guy says he?ll call and he doesn?t, and I also get unnerved when there is a large, hairy spider inside my house.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Dependable, Optimistic, Outgoing
A little more about me
I am definitely a glass half-full kind of girl. I try to enjoy life to the fullest and occasionally have to bring my pendulum back to its center when my work/life balance goes awry. I?ve been called everything from sexy and ?hot-lips? to domestic and nurturing. I like the range and I like being all of those things. I am a romantic at heart who loves to be affectionate and thoughtful towards my partner. I care deeply for the people in my life, am not afraid to do something silly to make you smile, and look forward to finding a partner in crime for all of the adventures that lie ahead.
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Romance novels
Books I've read
the davinci code, the rule of four, anything by anne rice, anything by nicolas sparks
Music I like to listen to
dave matthew's band, alice in chains, marvin gaye, usher, metallica
Movies I like to Watch
Educational, Entertainment News
Favorite Movies to Watch
just saw - just go with it. very funny, the usual suspects, silence of the lambs
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Educational, Reality Show
My Favorite TV Shows
big bang theory, psych, community, chopped, project runway, anything on animal planet or history channel