The one thing I am passionate about...
Living life to the fullest. I love to travel (I've been to 29 countries on six continents), find the humor in life, spend quality time with family and friends, pursue my passions, push my boundaries, and never stop learning. My bucket list is ever changing, and it seems every time I check something off, two more "somethings" jump on.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to experience new activities. I also enjoy spending quality time with the people I'm closest with, usually over a cold pint at a local brewery. I travel regularly, with the goal of visiting at least two new countries every year (this year I'll be getting four). I love to kayak and hike, and you'll find me on a trail or on the water almost every weekend during spring and fall. Finally, I am an unapologetic nerd: I am passionate about my field, and many times you'll find me reading an academic journal, the Financial Times, the Economist Magazine, or a finance book at the coffee shop on a rainy (ok, or sunny) day.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone willing to live, not merely exist. I want someone who will push me but support me...someone who is willing to explore with me and find new adventures. Most importantly, someone I can talk to for years...after all, that's about all that's left after we are old, gray, and crippled, right? ;)
The first thing people notice about me
Hopefully my positive energy and friendly demeanor...I really do thrive off interacting with others.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff by Arthur M. Okun.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My loving parents
- My friends
- My opportunities
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Loyal
A little more about me
I'm looking to take things slowly, get to know someone, and enjoy some fun times and new adventures. I am an adventurer at heart, but I have a strong drive for achievement as well. These two traits sometimes conflict, so every once in awhile I need a person beside me to give that gentle nudge and say, "Hey, don't take yourself so seriously." Most of the time, however, I'm sure people think being too serious is the last of my worries...I tend to goof around a bit...
What I like to read
Nonfiction, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Extreme Sports, Football
Music I like to perform
Rock and Pop
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
good will hunting, wedding crashers, into the wild
TV I like to Watch
My Favorite TV Shows
arrested development, house of cards, it's always sunny in philadelphia