The one thing I am passionate about...
I have many passions that I lost but am now reclaiming -- drawing/painting, cooking/baking, friendships, travel, and education. I'm also passionate about books, music, culture, food, and the unknown - I'll try anything at least once.
I typically spend my leisure time
I grew up reading and it stuck. I love doing crosswords puzzles - I love the feeling of satisfaction at completing a full puzzle. I am a big shopper, although I may not buy anything. I love listening to music - it calms me, and I tend to contemplate and review things that are going on in my life. I also like recreational activities, something where you can meet new people and get a good workout, too. Like rock climbing, volleyball, and hiking. And, although I am a programmer by trade, I love to sketch in pencil and charcoal.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who respects me and treats me as an equal. Someone who can make me laugh and who can laugh at himself. Someone who is comfortable with himself and has an idea of what he wants out of life. With that, though, he has to be adaptable with me and my goals and dreams.
The first thing people notice about me
My happiness - even after a bad day, I always have a smile on my face, and my eyes are bright and clear. I try and work through my difficulties in other ways, rather than take it out on people.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I tend to read two books at a time. The last two I read were P is for Peril by Sue Grafton, and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. In P is for Peril, there are multiple stories that flow throughout this book, but with a common denominator - the doctor. Good plot, not a cheesy murder mystery. Tuesdays with Morrie is about a young man who meets his mentor while in college. When he is notified that his mentor is dying, he goes and visits with him, every Tuesday, until his death. It is a great story about how one man does not let disease and sickness define his life, and how he affects the people around him.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- friends and family - my support
- my dreams - gives me something to look to
- my job - finding something that I enjoy doing and getting paid to do it
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm much more intelligent than I may look. For some reason, some people don't see that I'm a smart, witty, and thoughtful person. However, the upside to that is that I can only work my way up, with a quick humourous remark or proving myself through my actions.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Intelligent, Optimistic, Perceptive
A little more about me
First off, I'm allergic to cats -- big time. If you don't have an account, my AOL screenname is tntgirl1980.