The one thing I am passionate about...
Aside from close relationships, I am passionate about creating a beautiful mountain home at 5,500 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains. I?m enjoying the challenge and creativity of renovation for comfortable ambiance. Living on the edge of a national forest, overlooking a clean lake, kayaking, forest trails? the price of commuting is small, to enjoy such beauty. I?m also passionate about expanding influence on my life by the written word, opening up worlds conceived of by great imaginations?tapping into experience, wisdom, and potential. Books feed my soul. And I?m passionate about true connectedness in close relationships.
I typically spend my leisure time
I enjoy music, computers, books, art museums, movies, and working on my home remodeling. Then of course there always is shopping! Computers clearly have the potential to broaden our horizons in an amazing way. For movies, I enjoy drama (Backup Plan), sci-fi (Eureka), romance (Scarlet Pimpernel), period pieces (Pride and Prejudice), and comedy. And there is never enough time to read all the books I would like to read. I?m reading professional books, self-help books, novels, and children books. I enjoy healthy food preparation, and I am of the opinion that it is essential for a woman?s basic survival, at least mentally, to enjoy shopping.
The most influential person in my life has been
I consider the most important qualities in another are a caring nature and responsibility. Since I work in the medical profession, I have seen the devastation that irresponsible, self-serving (uncaring) behavior creates, and I?ve have spent years trying to help people recover and overcome such behavior on the part of others. To me, the two qualities of caring and responsibility are core qualities that may assist in creating a successful relationship.
The first thing people notice about me
The first thing that others may notice about me is that I am quiet, calm, peaceful, and reserved, and that I love a good laugh, always finding something to laugh about. I believe in rolling with life, being adaptable. Situations can be interpreted in various ways, and how we react significantly impacts how we feel and deal with those around us. When my house was seriously damaged by flood, I reminded myself that I have a house?and many Haitians don?t. I am pragmatic and have a view that getting upset and agitated generally just makes the situation worse. I like to problem solve. A calm strength and humor helps us all immensely.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book that I read was Prayer: Does it make Any Difference, by Philip Yancey. Yancy asks questions that some of us do not dare to admit we ask. It helped me return to praying, believing in prayer, and that God does answer prayer. I also read recently 9 Things You Simply Must do to Succeed in Love and Life, by Dr. Henry Cloud. I read the Chronicles of Narnia and have enjoyed the Harry Potter and Twilight series. Books and the Internet have totally broadened my world, and life without them would be basic existence. I love the richness of experience that the written word brings.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Growing up in a Christian family
- Close friends to explore the world with
- Remarkable freedom and the ability to excel
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Our society values women that are tall, gorgeous, gregarious, and extroverted. Although in the past, quiet water that ran deep was valued, the hectic, fast lane, travel of today?s culture has replaced this. Everyone wants a Type E woman. My value is not seen or noticed, and is often dismissed. Although quiet, I love to learn, explore and grow. I do not act, feel, or look my age. Genetically, I have almost half my life left, and I intend to live it to the max. My age is state of mind only, and I refuse to let it limit me. All my friends would vouch for this trait within myself.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Hard Working, Spiritual, Thoughtful
A little more about me
I recently completed my residency (additional training in medicine) and now want to shift gears to enjoy more free time with adventure and learning?enjoying the invigorating air and watching the sun set on the mountain ranges, listening to music and cuddling up next to a fire, going and doing things with others that are both enjoyable and help us reach our full potential. I treasure true relationships and look forward to enjoying all that God created on this planet, serving Him as fellow travelers in life. I?m thankful for values of strength and faith, and I?m optimistic about the future together with special people that I love.
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Books I've read
ivanhoe by sir walter scott, darkover series, marion zimmer bradley, books by cloud and townsend
Sports I enjoy playing
Cycling, Hiking, Kayaking
Sports I enjoy watching
Other, Skiing, Swimming
Music I like to perform
Classical, Folk and Traditional, Gospel
Movies I like to Watch
Drama, Political, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
pride & prejudice/pbs miniseries-colin firth, star wars-all of them, scarlet pimpernel
TV I like to Watch
Crime Drama, News/Journalism, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
ncis/bones, most recent haven, cnn