The one thing I am passionate about...
I am most passionate about animal rights. I've been a vegetarian for about 11 years and stopped wearning leather about 5 years ago (with that said, I do respect that it is not a choice for everyone, but for me it works). I have 3 cats who have been in my life for 15 years, who I adore. I really enjoy my job, mostly because I am in a constant state of change and challenge, which is highly motivating. I am close to my family, despite living 1000 miles away.
I typically spend my leisure time
I recently did a total renovation of my apartment. I hired people to do the work, but loved designing every element of the space myself. I am a self-professed HGTV junkie and love to see new things being built or improved upon. I am trying to 'love' exercise, but I'm settling for tolerating it. When I have the time, I love to travel. Anywhere with a beach or exotic. I've been to 5 of 7 continents and am trying to get to Australia next...I can do without Antarctica, and the extreme cold.
The most influential person in my life has been
He needs to be happy with a low-key lifestyle. I like to go out, but I am not interested in filling all of my nights and weekends with a busy social calendar with large groups of people. I prefer 1:1 time - a movie, walk dinner, etc. Most importantly, he has to be genuine in how he lives his life and be direct in his communication with me. Basically I'm looking for someone who is respectful, but does not walk on eggshells and who is happy just being with each other, regardless of what we're doing.
The first thing people notice about me
I have knack for using harmless sarcasm to diffuse tense situations.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I've read a several books recently that have not blown me away really (i.e. typical "Airport Fiction"). The book that had the most influence on me was one I read several years ago. The Art of Happiness, by Robert Cutler. He is a western psychiatrist who did a series of interviews with the Dalai Lama to create a translated version of Buddhist principles which describe how to attain 'happiness'. It was one of those books that as I read it, I thought "of course,that's so obvious!" Eventually I got that it was the process of reading the book to remind myself to be conscious of these things rather than learning something new that mattered most
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family is there for me, no questions asked
- I am financially independent and live a comfortable lifestyle
- I am healthy
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am more creative than people would think. I think people judge me based on my occupation and assume that I am all about 'logic'.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Caring, Hard Working, Modest
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