The one thing I am passionate about...
I love to learn and experience new and different things. Nothing outrageous -- like jumping out of a plane -- mind you. My job and personal life can be very mundane at times and I believe a once-in-a-while break from the norm refreshes the soul. For example, lately I have been wanting to learn how to fence (with foils, not as in "white pickett"). Even though I can't seem to find a fencing academy in my area, it won't stop me from at least learning about it and how they compete.
I typically spend my leisure time
Even though I'm not a hard-body(yet!), I work out at a local gym three times a week. Right now I'm working toward my goal to run an entire 5K by my 40th birthday. I don't know if I'll ever make it, but I'll still benefit from the effort. I also love to read and go to the movies. I used to sail competively when I was younger, but had to give it up when my family moved away from the Jersey Shore.
The most influential person in my life has been
That he is kind, honest and loves to laugh.
The first thing people notice about me
That I'm a little shy. I tend to remain quite during conversations with people I hardly know. It's not because I'm bored or not interested in what they have to say. On the contrary, I love to listen to people's stories, laugh at their jokes. I'm much more relaxed and talkative with people I've warmed up to.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read was "Storm Front" by Jim Butcher. It's the first book in a urban fantasy series about a down-on-his-luck private detective, Harry Dresden, who happens to be a wizard. I love all kinds of books with paranormal themes. For me, reading is an escape from the heavy topics I have do deal with in my line of work.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- That I have a close family I can turn to when in need
- The love I received from my nieces and nephews
- My courage to face adversity
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I'm an adventerous and athletic individual (I'm not a small woman, but not fat either) who enjoys pursuing physical activities (i.e. biking, skiing, swimming, sailing, etc.)
Friends Describe me as
Good listener, Hard Working, Intelligent, Warm
A little more about me
Even though I love dogs, I'm extremely allergic to pretty much anything with fur. So, if you own a dog or cat, I'm probably not the gal for you.