The one thing I am passionate about...
I love to travel. Over the past ten years I have become increasingly interested in Latin America. I have lived in both Argentina and Brazil at various times. I have been asked if I was from Argentina by other Latin Americans, told I danced salsa like a Venezuelan, and also received the comment that I was unlike a "typical American" by the Brazilians. I love speaking languages, embracing the warmth of the people and their emphasis on enjoying life and family.
I typically spend my leisure time
I usually am fairly active. I like the outdoors, so I can be found running at Memorial Park or through a part of the city. I also like spending time with friends having a nice dinner, sitting outside on a patio having a glass of wine or a coffee and chatting. I travel internationally whenever possible. I wish I got back to my roots, spending more time on the water (sigh)...
The most influential person in my life has been
I'm looking for someone who is a "good person," -- honest and who lives with integrity. I love someone with whom I can talk to for hours. This being said, its really someone's mind, their intelligence, that attracts me most because there is always something to learn, to discuss, to contemplate. I think the ability to have fun, but to keep growing together, is key. A good sense of humor always helps - if you can't laugh, what can you do?
The first thing people notice about me
I'd like to think it's my positive energy. I think that all of our dreams and goals are within our reach, its just a matter of setting a plan and taking steps to achieve them. I also think you should get all of the "juicy" stuff out of life - live.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Sex Lives of Cannibals! HA! Although I have never been overly interested in travel essays (even though I love to travel), this one was like no other. It's a hilarous (true) story of the adventures of a Danish guy and his wife go to do "relief" work in the South Pacific island paradise (used as loosely as possible) of Kiribati. If you have traveled by backpack, or travelled at all, you can appreciate the trials of this pair as they set off to better the "third world." I caught myself laughing out loud!
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My mother. She is one of the most hard-working and genuine people I know.
- Abundance - I feel like I have been blessed with wonderful family, friends and opportunities in life.
- Good health- able to run, jump, see the sunshine of a new day.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Some women may find it endearing but I don't care for when a man calls a woman "baby" or "sugar," etc....
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Hard Working, Intelligent, Thoughtful
A little more about me
Although I'm currently living in Texas, I grew up in Wisconsin. I don't think I fit what one thinks of as a Southern Belle (whatever that means, I don't care for stereotypes). I'd probably describe myself as fairly independent, capable, even a bit competitive (within myself), but am also very thoughtful and would do anything for those close to me. Even though I have a wealth of interests, I am pretty low maintentance and easy to get along with.