The one thing I am passionate about...
I am most passionate about exploring the world through travel, reading, meeting interesting people, and education (such as taking a language class, etc.). I am also very passionate about my personal success, defined as my ability to support a comfortable lifestyle that allows me the freedom to explore, make a difference in the world, have good friends and a supportive partner/family.
I typically spend my leisure time
I'm happiest when I'm eating or cooking a great meal with friends, reading a great book, traveling to a new place, exercising - either at the gym or through running, biking, horseback riding, or rollerblading - and spending time with my family (especially my nephews). I also love good television (and some bad) and playing board games with friends.
The most influential person in my life has been
Confidence in themselves and interest in truly knowing their partner.
The first thing people notice about me
My confidence/the way I carry myself.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Most recently, it was "Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows" (I'm a big Harry Potter fan!). Now I'm re-reading "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White - classic telling of the Arthurian legend and definitely one of the many inspirations for Harry Potter. Another recent favorite was "The Time Traveler's Wife." It's about a man with a condition that causes him to spontaneously travel through time. He falls in love with a women during these travels - she ages in a linear fashion; he is always out of sync with her because of his time traveling. It is a truly heartwrenching love story with wonderfully developed characters.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My education
- My supportive family
- My health
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My compassionate side and desire to help others.
Friends Describe me as
Funny, Genuine, Intelligent, Thoughtful
A little more about me
If I had a headline, it would be "Soulful, stylish, idealist seeks same for laughter, love, and changing the world." Things that touch my soul: passionately played music, a well-written book, an exquisite meal, the majesty of the outdoors, the thrill of discovering a new place, my nephew's laugh, and a "hug" from my cat at the end of a long day, to name just a few. And I am an idealist. I believe that good ideas and passionate people can change the world. I strive to be one of them. I don't always succeed, but I keep trying.