The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about a lot of things. But if I had to narrow it down, it would be about being a strong and positive role model for my children. I had wonderful teachers in that area. I can only hope that I am half the parent that they were and still are (oh, wait, since there are two of them, I guess I am half the parent...hehe). Did I mention I am convinced that my parents were awesome because they laughed with us?
I typically spend my leisure time
For the past few years, I have been enrolled in graduate school, so I have not had a lot of spare time. I am finished with that now and am beginning to work out every day, picking up new hobbies, spending time with friends. When my kids are away I do enjoy fixing up my house and yardwork when the weather permits. When my kids are here, we are usually playing outside (baseball, swimming, biking, etc.). Cards is another fun activity I enjoy.... I do enjoy traveling, just wish I had more people that were willing to go for a weekend trip.
The most influential person in my life has been
Honesty. If someone is not honest with me about how they feel, or what they truly want, then a relationship, romantic or other, is doomed.
The first thing people notice about me
I am a very open person. I use humor to break down walls.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Confessions of a Shopaholic. Although I have not completed the book (long story), I cannot help but think back to my college days and identify with the main character. It is a funny look at the way people fool themselves into financial ruin (no, I am not there now).
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My children, they love me even when I make mistakes.
- My parents, they have been there for me through some very tough times.
- The powerful force that guides us all, helping us stay strong and supporting us when we are not.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am not out for just a good time. I am sincere and honest. I expect the same.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Funny, Intelligent, Warm
A little more about me
Kids are a BIG part of my life. They are young and that is just part of me. You have been warned :)