The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about many many things -- but most passionate about people. I truly enjoy trying to understand my family, friends and coworkers -- what makes them tick, what makes thing about things in the way they do, what are they passionate about . Other than that, I am most interested in walking, television, politics and history.
I typically spend my leisure time
Most often I spend my down time with family and friends or emailing family and friends. When I am by myself, I take long walks (with my dog), watch television, read, garden and cook.
The most influential person in my life has been
This is certainly a loaded question. For starters, I have to be mentally stimulated and physically attacted to the other person. But, more importantly, I have to be able to be myself at all times with them. Fnding someone who truly "gets me" -- would be the greatest gift that I could ever receive.
The first thing people notice about me
My energy and enthusiam, perceptiveness, and the fact that I am totally engaged when speaking with them.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read ws Grisham's "Skipping Christmas." I really enjoyed it, even though the story was very different than his popular court room-based novels. It was a story about a regular family from a regular town who thought they wanted to spend the holidays a little differently one year. It was a humorous heart-warming little book that was a perfect read for the Amtrak trip that I was on at the time.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- To God allowing me to hear his voice and understand what he wants me to do, though I don't always succeed.
- My family and friends, especially my mother. Her compassion and companionship has gotten me through.
- The many gifts and opportunities that I am able to embrace everyday, even though I don't take full advantage of them.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I think my independence throws people off and they don't realize that I don't always want to be in control and do everything on my own. I want the same thing that most everyone else does -- to be part of a loving, healthy. committed relationship.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Caring, Good listener, Perceptive
A little more about me
I thought I'd give you a hint as to where I'm located. I live in Central Wisconsin, just an hour north of Madison and two hours northwest of Milwaukee. I actually work in Oshkosh, which happens to be an hour from where I live too, but in a different direction than Madison. Confusing . . . . ? Well, maybe I can draw you a map sometime.