The one thing I am passionate about...
That's a hard one...My friends and relationships are at the top of the list (in case you hadn't noticed by now..including my dog). My job is another big one. Working with children and young adults who are deafblind has changed me forever. I'm also passionate about continuing on my own journey to grow as a human being, learning to understand myself, achieve my own personal goals, and be the best friend, family member, teacher I can.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to spend time with my English Mastiff, Lola. We love Auditorium shores, getting coffee, and swimming in various Austin locals. I love to listen to music, dance, hang out with friends at local bars and restaurants. I like patios, backyards, animals, live music, kayaking on town lake, taking walks..........
The most influential person in my life has been
Committed. I think if someone is truly committed then you are able to work on everything else. Without committment you are not able to build the trust you need to lay the foundation of a relationship.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably my tatoo. I have a large tatoo on my arm. I think it's beautiful but I'm aware some people have problems with it. It's an expression of who I am.
The last book I read and enjoyed
One of the last books I read and loved...was 1,000 splendid suns. I try to always have a book going. That one was a while ago.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I'm thankful for the friends in my life who support and love me no matter what. They are as important as family and have been there for me in good times and bad.
- I'm thankful for my job and the lessons and skills I've learned working with children with multiple disabilites.
- I'm thankful for my home. It's a place of refuge, rejuvination and gathering. I feel lucky to live near my closest friends and have a home to call my own.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I'm a deeply caring and sesitive person. Tone of voice and choice of words are important. I think people forget sometimes that their interactions with other people truly affect others. I try to be present with whom I'm with and make moments that count.
Friends Describe me as
Affectionate, Funny, Genuine, Romantic
A little more about me
I'm really attracted to people who smile and laugh easily. A sense of humor is super sexy to me. I like people who don't take themselves too seriously.