The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm really passionate about learning; continuously challenging myself intellectually and physically. I love traveling to unique places and doing anything educational. Being active is extremely important to me, I'm probably happiest being outdoors hiking and snowboarding. I try to volunteer when I can, most recently I helped run a Halloween party for St. Mary's Childrens Hospital. I love children, and I don't think I'd be truly happy in any profession unless I was working with them, which is why I'm going to school for nursing and hope to specialize in pediatric critical care and maybe endocrinology somewhere down the road.
I typically spend my leisure time
I don't have much actually, so when I do I try to make the most of it. Hiking, snowboarding, random road trips, participating in almost anything competitive (I don't care if it's softball, Mario Kart or Monopoly... you're goin' down), going on "adventures," anything educational, reading, and of course the occasional "PJ day," are top contenders. I appreciate my down time in moderation, but for the most part I'd rather be"doing" something.
The most influential person in my life has been
I don't think anyone has just one quality that they're looking for but ambition, wit, confidence, originality, friendliness, compassion, honesty, integrity and intelligence definitely top the list.
The first thing people notice about me
Well they'll probably hear me laughing before they see me. Otherwise I don't know what else they'd "notice" about me, but I'd like to think that they'd "feel" immediately comfortable and relaxed around me.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I read two books together actually: The biography of Eleanor Roosevelt (incredibly inspiring) and Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku. He's on the History Channel all the time; if you know who he is then that's major bonus points. It's about cosmology, astrophysics and string theory etc., it's absolutely fascinating but I literally had to take notes while reading it (and this is like, The "Idiot's Guide" version); definitely humbling. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is my favorite and I usually read that a few times a year.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My parents who raised me to have a strong work ethic, be adventuous and compassionate towards others.
- My thirst for knowledge; I want to know everything about everything.
- My resiliency, confidence and strong sense of self.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I don't really have anything. I'm pretty up front and open right off the bat; although I wouldn't say that I'm an open book by any means. I'll definitely surprise you as you get to know me. I guess it might be nice to not get mistaken for a 19yr old... but I'm pretty sure 10 years from now I won't be complaining.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Warm
A little more about me
I think for the most part, we all think we're funny and fun to be around. Everyone likes to travel and spend time with their family and friends etc. So I'll just leave you with some random [ir]relevant facts:*I have been know to trip over things that aren't there and "misplace" my car in the parking lot... often*I used to eat all the good stuff out of the cereal and put the box back on the shelf... But I've grown out of that stage for the most part*I only eat the tops of cupcakes and have Asics in almost every color*I have an ongoing love affair with Sam Adams and Jon Stewart so there's a little bit of competition.