The one thing I am passionate about...
traveling and working (they often go together for me), traveling and not working (need to do this more), cooking, eating good food, being a good friend and daughter, being challenged and pushed to learn/do something new, giving, human rights, international public health, letting loose, Afro-beats, SCUBA diving, making my apartment feel like home
I typically spend my leisure time
SCUBA diving or trekking when I can, exploring Central Park through the different seasons (I can spend a good part of a day grazing in the park), spending all day searching for ingredients and half the night making a meal while drinking some good wine, walking around, cooking, laughing and just about anything with my friends, late dinners out, drinks out and dancing, yoga, reading design and food magazines, trying to reflect and learn something new. I also do volunteer work when I can and am a labor support doula.
The most influential person in my life has been
The ability to feel passionately and compassionately.
The first thing people notice about me
One can never be sure, but I would guess my sincerity and my laugh.
The last book I read and enjoyed
White Teeth, about a driver in India and his intense relationship with his employer. It brought back so many memories of my time in India and Bangladesh, was amusing and witty, but also had underlying themes of social justice.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The genuine sense of caring and compassion that has been instilled in me by my family and friends, and that which they give in return
- The opportunities I have had, and continue to have, to come to my own conclusions, travel, explore and gain perspective and insight
- Being self-employed
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Despite being independent and adventurous, I crave intimacy, connection and stability.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Passionate, Spontaneous, Sweet