The one thing I am passionate about...
I am most passionate about growing in wisdom. I've been through a lot in my life and have learned many valuable lessons. Most of all, to live, not merely exist in this life. So, I try to do all the things I have ever wanted to that add value to my life. My children (adult, college grads) are also my passion, so family means a lot to me. Learning new things, staying steadfast in my faith and finding peace and joy in the every day journeys fulfill me and spur my passion to do and be better each day than I was the day before.
I typically spend my leisure time
I most enjoy trying new things. I love travelling for mini getaways, and look forward to seeing the rest of the world! (It's a big place and needs to be explored!) I love working out - I get satisfaction in taking care of myself. I enjoy spending quality time with love interests, family and friends - although I am equally happy to spend time alone. I guess that makes me an extroverted introvert. I love spending time near water - almost all things outdoors, (but nothing to do with bugs!). I love stars, sunsets and warm weather. The list of my enjoyments is too long to list. I really enjoy life.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty! I have trouble trusting in relationships and it's very important to me to that the person in my life can be trustworthy. I am a person of my word, so, I expect that from others. I am very disappointed when I meet people who place little or no value in their word.
The first thing people notice about me
My funny nature! I smile often and easily. I am generally upbeat and it tends to be obvious to those who come in contact with me.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Afeni Shakur's biography. She was the mother of rapper, Tupac Shakur, and her life of struggle, triumph, tragedy and peace was inspiring.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- For my health and peace of mind.
- For my loving family.
- For the blessings I receive daily.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I am human, and not ALWAYS anything. In that I mean I am happy and at peace MOST of the time, but sometimes, in my humanness I am sometimes unhappy or not at peace. Most of the time, because I don't have a poker face, it's easy to notice what's up with me upon meeting me, so I guess, it's not what others don't notice. I guess I wish that I could create a poker face to let people see what I want them to see.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Spiritual
A little more about me
I don't move swiftly into new relationships. I need time to get comfortable with new people and that is sometimes seen as being standoffish. I also don't like to be touched by those with whom I am not intimately involved. Some people tend to move quickly into the physical aspect of an encounter. That is a major turnoff. Get to know my mind, and my spirit and my passion, before moving fast forward toward my passionate side. I believe that friendships that evolve into relationships are more stable and long lasting than those that begin with the physical.