The one thing I am passionate about...
I love to travel and experience different activities and cultures, particularly those which would be considered "off the beaten path". Adventure is very important to me, I enjoy learning new things and taking risks. My love for SCUBA diving and photography go hand-in-hand with my desire to see new places.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy adventure activities, anything outdoors, reading, and listening to music. Some of my favorite hobbies are: Reading, SCUBA diving, backpacking and hiking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, swimming and skiing (although I'm terrible at it!).
The most influential person in my life has been
I want to meet somebody who is honest and who values communication in a relationship as much as I do. I think it is important to share your feelings, whatever they may be, in order to grow together in a relationship.
The first thing people notice about me
Generally, my dry sense of humor. I tend to be witty and sarcastic.
The last book I read and enjoyed
A travelogue of the authors travels through Afghanistan. It brought to life the people, the scenery, and unveiled many misconceptions about the region.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- my ability to adapt to anything
- my desire to seek out adventure
- my intelligence and good health
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I tend to come across as shy and standoffish, but I can be very open once I am comfortable with someone.
Friends Describe me as
Dependable, Perceptive, Quiet, Spontaneous
A little more about me
I'm blunt, and sarcastic. I can come across as being very intense and focused when people would expect me to be more lighthearted. My smiles come from my eyes more than my lips, and I have my Marine Corps background to thank for that. I'm not a bubbly girly-girl, although I still like to act and dress like a woman at the right opportunity--otherwise I'm jeans and boots, pretty much a tomboy.