The one thing I am passionate about...
I'm really into music and movies. Growing up, I was surrounded by music, both listening and playing. I grew up on country, but I like and appreciate other types such as indie, alternative, blues, classic rock, and hip hop believe it or not! As far as movies, I'm really into critically-acclaimed, but often lesser-known indendent movies that tell a story. I'm not really into movies with a lot of action or violence. I also like to run and have done 2 half marathons.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy running and I'm trying to become a better cook. I've ran 2 half marathons in the past and wouldn't mind doing one again -- not sure if I'll ever commit to a "full" marathon. I like trying new recipes too, but would prefer to do this with someone special.
The most influential person in my life has been
Kindness. I believe that being a good person and kind to others in general usually indicates that someone with those characteristics also posesses other positive qualities such as honesty and integrity.
The first thing people notice about me
My ability to listen. It's easy to get caught up in our own everyday lives, but I take a great deal of pride in being able to empathize with other people's situations and taking the time to understand their viewpoint.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Last Lecture. It's a great book about taking the time to realize what's most important in life. I found myself being able to relate to a lot of the situations that the author, Randy Pausch, encountered in life, especially when he was my age.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family. I have 3 younger brothers. We constantly encourage and challenge each other.
- The way I grew up up. I grew up in a small town and wouldn't have it any other way.
- My career. I've been afforded so many great opportunities and seen so many places.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My ability to find humor in the most mundane and everyday situations. I also don't mind laughing at my own personal quirks and individuality.
Friends Describe me as
Genuine, Intelligent, Modest, Thoughtful
A little more about me
I moved here to Saint Louis for a job over 5 years ago and although I'm not originally from here, I've really grown to enjoy the area. I'm very close to my family, so I can definitely relate to that aspect of wanting that to be a focal point of life. However, along with meeting somebody genuine and kind-hearted, I also want to meet somebody who might be willing to take a leap of faith and explore other areas. On the same token, I realize that a relationship is full of compromise and would respect the other person's dreams for their life as well.
Impossible to Label
What I like to read
Autobiography / Biography, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
Books I've read
on the road, john adams, in the long run
Sports I enjoy playing
Sports I enjoy watching
Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Skiing, Track and Field
Music I like to listen to
eric church, jason aldean, george strait, drake, terry quiett band
Music I like to perform
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
gran torino, crazy heart, the tree of life
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Documentary/Non-Fiction, Drama
My Favorite TV Shows
eastbound & down, homeland, frontline