The one thing I am passionate about...
I believe that it is important to treat others the way you would want to be treated, and to be tolerant of those who may have different views from your own. Give the world a chance to not disappoint you. Understand that when one door closes, another one opens. I am passionate about educating myself, teaching others, and traveling around the world to better understand foreign cultures.
I typically spend my leisure time
I am taking a Spanish language class right now. Last year, I took a drawing class at the New School. I was artistically inclined as a child and wanted to get in touch with that part of myself again. I love to read and also to cook, enjoy catching live music, hiking, boating, and the great outdoors in general.
The most influential person in my life has been
The understanding that a satisfying relationship requires patience, honesty, sacrifice, respect and love, and the ability to work at these things each and every day.
The first thing people notice about me
I hope they see me as a kind person with a positive outlook who is open to new ideas.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I am currently reading Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides, and most recently finished Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen. I read a lot of fiction.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Good health and decent fortune
- That my immediate family is still on earth with me
- That my friends have been so wonderful over the years
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm satisfied that people see me for who I am - that is enough for me.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Easy-Going, Genuine, Optimistic