The one thing I am passionate about...
I am most passionate about God, spending time with my family & friends & helping others; volunteer when I can & work with children & families that have lost a loved one. I love painting, writing & illustrating children's books, and hope to one day have my work published.
I typically spend my leisure time
In my leisure time I enjoy Spending time with friends, going for a walk in the park, playing tennis, watching a movie, going to the bookstore, reading a good book with a great glass of wine, or going on weekend trips to new places when I can. I LOVE listening to Music, Going to Jazz Clubs & plays, writing & drawing. Other strong interests that I have, but haven't had the opportunity to pursue in a while are: skiing (went last winter) & horseback riding.
The most influential person in my life has been
The most important quality I am looking for in another person is honesty. I am also looking for someone who truly enjoys life and sharing special moments & experiences with those they care about, while still having their own individuality. I enjoy being around someone who is loving, kind & warm, loyal & respectful towards others. Someone who enjoys affection & sometimes being spontaneous, and has a good sense of humor & believes in the strength of Love, family & friendship. Oh yes...and definitely someone who is a bit of a romantic. :o) *SO MUCH More than Just one quality listed here- Oops & Oh Well! :o)
The first thing people notice about me
I needed help with this one, so I asked one of my friends this question. She said that when I first meet people they are drawn to me. She said I am very friendly, warm, funny & inviting. She told me that people feel as though they have known me for years, because I am not judgemental & am very accepting of everyone no matter how different from me they may be. She said, "It is though you have never met a stranger." WOW- I really didn't expect her to say all of that.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read by Anne Lamott, is a wonderful book in which the author gives instruction on writing, but with interesting perspective derived from her own life lessons, obstacles & humorous instances. I enjoyed how she successfully pulled me into the book and how I could relate to much of what she said she had experienced as a writer. I loved the humor that pops up throughout the book.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My close Family
- Wonderful Friends
- God's strong presence in my life.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Not sure, I'll have to think more about this one :O). Maybe its my incredibly angelic singing voice. O.k., just kidding. I am pretty upfront with who I am from the start. Maybe you can help me answer this one later- SMILE :o).
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Creative, Genuine, Good listener
A little more about me
So much to tell...so little space :o) ! I love children, animals, mountains, beaches & travel. I very much enjoy going to Broadway shows & jazz clubs (especially in New York :o) ), enjoy cooking, but also enjoy eating out in nice restaurants. I love enjoying everything life has to offer, but what makes these moments special & memorable are the people who I have spent those times with. I love to draw & write and enjoy creating & sharing new experiences. My family & friends are very important to me. I am proud of being an American (born & raised here), and proud of my family's Colombian traditions & heritage.