The one thing I am passionate about...
Travelling is one of my greatest passions because it involves so much of what I am interested in - food, culture, beauty, language, etc. I have lived abroad and done extensive travelling and I always look forward to the next trip.
I typically spend my leisure time
Reading, watching TV (I'm addicted to CSI, Law & Order and all of those shows), seeing friends and family, cooking(love to bake!) and exercising.
The most influential person in my life has been
I think a combination of honesty, passion and a sense of humor. I say all three of these things because I cannot imagine one without the other. Honest keeps the lines of communication open; passion keeps things interesting (both physically, emotionally and intellectually) and a sense of humor keeps you grounded, sane and, in general, it just makes life more fun.
The first thing people notice about me
In general I say what I think, especially when pressed. I don't like following the crowd but I'm also careful not to rock the boat too much. It's something I have to constantly keep in mind.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just finished the Biography of Georgiana Dutchess of Devonshire. She was Dutchess from around 1773 - 1806. She was an amazingly complex figure and unique for her time as being an actively public supporter of the Whig Party in England (rare for a woman). I can relate to her too - as many weaknesses she has (and she suffers for them) her strengths are abounding.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- The opportunities afforded to me by my family/parents
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
In everything I say or do I am completely genuine. I don't play games and I don't do anything just because I think I should. I do it because I am me.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Good listener, Hard Working, Spontaneous
A little more about me
I love to have fun, I love to laugh, dance, sing along to the radio and enjoy a good glass of wine. I'm adventurous, not afraid to take chances and I go after what I want. I work hard and now I'm looking for someone with the same sorts of values, interests, and passions that I have.