The one thing I am passionate about...
I love learning- in all of it's forms. I enjoy exploring, meeting new people, learning about other cultures, etc. I am passionate about learning from new experiences and activities. I am also passionate about learning via formal education, which is one of the reasons I became a teacher. I have always enjoyed school and using my mind. Finally, I am passionate about using all that I have learned from my experiences and education to help and share with others.
I typically spend my leisure time
I love spending time with my family, friends, and my dogs- just relaxing and enjoying the company. I love a great meal and good conversation. I have recently gotten back into horseback riding (Western-cowgirl style)and find it exhilarating. I enjoy yoga but would like to be able to devote more time to it. I love foreign films/language and foreign travel. I'm not much of a sports fanatic except for tennis, which I like to play, and baseball, which I love to watch- gotta love those Yankees.
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm really looking for a whole package as opposed to a list of specific qualities. Most importantly, I hope to find someone who I truly enjoy being around, whether it be hanging out watching tv, socializing with friends, having a political debate, chilling in a dive bar, or just doing absolutely nothing. That being said, a good sense of humor and intelligence are great aphrodisiacs.
The first thing people notice about me
hmm. Probably my independent nature.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I'm half way thru Atonement. I kind of did it backwards since I saw the movie first and loved it. The book so far is even better. It's beautifully written and the library scene is one of the most sensual scenes of any book or any movie-ever
The three things which I am most thankful for
- family and close friends
- opportunities for exploration, i.e. travel and education
- my health
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My soft side. I'm sensitive and a romantic at heart but sometimes it takes a minute to get past my tough exterior.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Funny, Genuine, Intelligent
A little more about me
Can't think of anything at the moment. I'll have to get back to this one.