The one thing I am passionate about...
My passions include: investing myself in friendships, physical activities (especially bound to the outdoors), living with a sense of satisfaction, experiencing new learning opportunities, exploring enlightened conversation... and living with a sense of humor.
I typically spend my leisure time
I like to play and be curious about the world around me! I spend my leisure time engaging in outdoor activities (snowshoeing, hiking...), practicing yoga, cooking, visiting with friends, reading, and taking classes.
The most influential person in my life has been
Qualities that are most important include: warmth; enthusiasm; an inherent ability to have passion for beliefs, ideas, or causes; having a strong moral compass; strong sense of loyalty; an orientation for adventure; balanced with a sense of humor.
The first thing people notice about me
That I am expressive and tend to gesticulate!
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read was Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (author of The Tipping Point). This book explores the ideas of rapid cognition and thin slicing. Essentially, that humans are able to assess and gather more information around a situation intuitively rather than the critical evaluation of it. I appreciate that the author constructed his ideas with supporting scientific data but also deconstructed some of the notions as well.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My Parents
- My Friends
- My Curiosity
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
People typically do not notice that I don't follow conventions of the mainstream and in some ways I create my own mainstream.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Genuine, Intelligent, Perceptive
A little more about me
Yes! I have an "allergy" to gluten and I am a vegetarian. This does, at times, limit my ability to dine out and I have to be very careful when others are preparing meals for me. So, if you are an avid restaurant goer....