The one thing I am passionate about...
I'd say I'm most passionate about learning, maybe not formal education, though I value that as well, but broader enlightenment. I'm a very curious person, an inquisitive type of curious, not unusual or peculiar curious, and I enjoy attempting to further my understanding of the world and broadening my perspectives. I'm passionate about my belief in being a rounded individual. I'm passionate about my work, about my health, my family, and my cooking, among other things.
I typically spend my leisure time
Cooking is a hobby of mine and may be my only artistic outlet. I can't draw well, I haven't tried painting, though i do enjoy the thought of writing professionally. Cooking for me helps in a number of ways, it helps me maintain a healthy diet, when I'm with family it gives us an activity to share and a time to visit, I'd like to think it provides a better understanding of my culture and heritage through preparation of traditional foods. Outside of the kitchen I really enjoy reading,working out, and being outdoors.
The most influential person in my life has been
open-mindedness, and a love of life in general. there's way to many cynics out there, i'm looking for genuinely nice people
The first thing people notice about me
i don't think i've asked anyone what they've noticed or didn't notice
The last book I read and enjoyed
Papillon by Henri Charriere. This was an amazing true story about a man falsely convicted of murder in the early 1960s in France. He spent many years in horrible penal colony islands constantly trying to escape. I thought it was a story of human determination, perseverance, courage and friendship. All very positive traits in my book.
The three things which I am most thankful for
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
most people wouldn't guess that I'm Hispanic, i don't know if i really wish they would, it's just one of the things I've noticed. i guess i look more European, but I have distant family from Spain, and Mexico
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Funny, Intelligent, Warm
A little more about me
I think I'll eventually leave the Chicago area and go back to New Mexico, where I grew up - but not any time soon.