The one thing I am passionate about...
I love to write. It is a tool of expression for all of the passions within myself. Writing is not simply about the finished product but also the numerous corrections, turning points, realizations and lessons learned that take you through a piece of literature. It is a creation of self through the use of language to reveal things about yourself that you may not even be consciously aware of.
I typically spend my leisure time
What is this leisure time you speak of? Seriously, though, I enjoy writing, drawing, playing my clarinet, and relaxing with a good book on a blanket out o nthe grass during a warm, sunny day.
The most influential person in my life has been
I suppose, other than being a Christian, they would need to be honest with me. Honesty is and always has been incredibly important to me. I have a very strong definition of the word and do not get along well with people who try to play semantics.
The first thing people notice about me
Most people probably notice that I seem to have an almost icy personality upon first meeting, but I when I meet up with a good-hearted individual I can click with, the protective shell tends to melt rather quickly.
The last book I read and enjoyed
"The Five Love Languages" - It is about the five main areas through which people communicate and feel loved. I learned a great deal about myself from the book that I would have thought ludicrous otherwise. It openned my eyes to some things and affirmed me in others.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am most thankful for my son.
- I am also thankful for my crazy, Christian family.
- And I am also thankful for my friends who have supportted me through thick and thin.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I would like people to notice that I have good-hearted intentions even though I sometimes seem to be abrasive or harsh. I do try to temper what is in my head, but I really don't do it all that well half the time. :)
Friends Describe me as
Creative, Good listener, Loyal, Perceptive
A little more about me
I am a single mother who takes dating very seriously, even before I had my child I took dating more seriously than anyone else I knew. "If you're heart ain't in it, I don't want it for a minute" as the song goes. :)