The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passioniate about my family. My children. I am also passionate about the arts, the outdoors, MUSIC. Music can make my soul sing, my heart dance. I am particular about words, a frustrated author. I LOVE the outdoors away from all. First fishing trip netted a 27# salmon. Hard to surpass. I love talking, debating, discussing an issue. Talk, communication....that is what I lack. Disagree or agree. Talk about it. Thanks.
I typically spend my leisure time
Depends. Quiet times are music, reading, watching movies. Busy times are getting out in the world, whether the wilderness or a museum. I love walking. I spend time with my family, enjoy time alone and time with one person - getting to know one another.
The most influential person in my life has been
Communication. Honesty. Caring nature. Humor. All are equal attributes and equally important.
The first thing people notice about me
I talk a lot. A LOT. People either love it or hate it. So, my outgoing nature and my love of life is often noticed first.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I just read Maeve Binchy's last book but cannot remember the title and already passed it onto my daughter. She is a nice lazy read. Enjoyable but not too taxing on the brain. It was about a group of tourists who are drawn together after witnessing a boat crash in Greece. She draws her characters very well, so well you feel you are watching a movie instead of reading a book. Things are a little too neatly tied up at the end but still it is a good read. I cannot remember the last book I absolutely loved. They are few and far between, cherished. Anne Tyler. John Fowles. John Irving when he is not too hung up on himself.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My grandchildren continually bless me
- My love of music and words allow me fulfillment
- My sense of self help me in this stage of my life.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am very much a "what you see is what you get" sort of person. I am all out there from the start. I cannot think of anything that I wish was noticed about me.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Hard Working, Intelligent, Perceptive
A little more about me
I have worried in the past about how I am perceived - to the point of being a nervous wreck wondering what others think of me. I have come, at the middle of my life, to the point where I strive to be who and what I am and be damned what others see. I may have gone a bit too far in the no pretense direction but am sure that will even out as time goes on. Appearances are secondary. I take care of myself but do not spend a ton of time on clothes, makeup, nice car, etc. I worry about who I am now, not who I seem to be to others.