The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about living as well as I can. I think living well is best done by having the courage to love deeply. Living well also involves allowing ourselves to get close to others,caring about people & our community, supporting everyone's human rights, being honest & real in our interactions, trying new things,laughing often, and finding balance as much as possible in all things. I stive to be the best person I can be while trying to give myself and others a break for our many imperfections.
I typically spend my leisure time
I don't have a ton of leisure time as I'm finishing my doctoral studies. However, I LOVE to hike, cross-country ski, iceskate, cycle, watch international/independent films, cook, eat, TALK, read, and do arts and crafts.
The most influential person in my life has been
A "good heart." The courage to risk sharing himself honestly in the relationship.
The first thing people notice about me
Probably that I'm an eager listener. I may be just a little bit quiet at first, so people don't see my more passionate side right away.
The last book I read and enjoyed
I hate to be one of the crowd, but "The D'Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demonds." Both were fun, exciting reads. I was an undergraduate art major, so the art connections were great. I've traveled a little in Europe, so it was fun to hear about places I'd visited. However, reading the 2 books by the same author was a bit of a let-down because of the similarities--made The D'Vinci code seem a little less magical. Still fun reads. It was great to get away from academic reading, which I feel like I should be doing all the time. Sherman Alexi (sp?) is also an excellent author. [Also did the screenplay for "Smoke Signals."]
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Friends that are family & family that are friends.
- All the adventures I've had in my life--fun ones & tough ones.
- My health & my attitude on life.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My 28-inch dolphin tatoo. Ha! Actually, I don't have any tatoos.
Friends Describe me as
Caring, Creative, Hard Working, Physically Fit
A little more about me
I'm new to Denver, though I've been in Colorado for 4 years now. I'm from Montana. I love adventures & look forward to meeting some good people through eHarmony. Good luck to everyone!