The one thing I am passionate about...
Learning other languages. My mom's native language is Dutch and I learn more every time we visit the Netherlands. I studied Spanish and spent a summer in Paraguay. I'm currently studying Mandarin and recently traveled to China. Languages and travel open up new worlds of people and perspectives on reality.
I typically spend my leisure time
I gardening (growing vegetables and a novice landscaping). I love participating in Dragon Boat racing in the summer, hiking most of the rest of the year. Dance any time and kind. Checking out local attractions that involve food and artisan crafts. I may catch up on some TV shows on Netflix.
The most influential person in my life has been
Someone who has a great sense of humor because laughter is important in my life. Some days I need that "Oh my gosh, stop, I can't breathe, that's too funny" kind of experience, as well as a playful way of calling me out on my "bs". It would be awesome to have someone who enjoys food and cooking (I like to practice my culinary skills and try different eateries) I want someone who is able to be supportive and encouraging my fitness and healthy lifestyle by engaging in physical activities with me that I like at times or introducing ones he likes. I want someone who has a strong connection with their spiritual self and continues to develop it.
The first thing people notice about me
They notice my height. I am taller than the average woman and I love heels. So on any given day I am somewhere between 5'8" and 6' tall. I also have a smile that people say can "light up a room".
The last book I read and enjoyed
the Sparrow - this is one of my favorite books. There are multiple characters to follow, but one of the main characters is a Spanish Jesuit Priest (whose background is quite surprising). He is recruited by a team of scientists to find the origin of what has been interpreted to be music from another planet in another galaxy. This is a great read because Father Sandoz wrestles with emotions around faith, family, and science.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- Supportive Parents.
- My good health.
- Having a best friend who has known me for over 20 years.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
Although it seems like I'm an extrovert and involved with many activities in my community, I do need down time. Most of the time when folks meet me I'm in a high energy environment which is great, but I don't mind random silence and being in the moment.
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Articulate, Funny, Good listener
A little more about me
I love sci fi! This is how I bond with my dad and my step dad. We are Star Trek fans. One of these days I will being going to the Star Trek convention :) The best date movies have to be about aliens invasions, what will happen to earth in 2000 years or more, or time travel.
Centrist/Middle of the Road
What I like to read
Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers, Self-Help / Self-Improvement
Books I've read
a seed to harvest, dune, narrative therapy
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Martial Arts, Swimming
Sports I enjoy watching
Gymnastics, Other, Soccer, Tennis
Music I like to listen to
kings of leon, lady antebellum, amy whinehouse, duke ellington, billie holiday
Music I like to perform
Blues, Country, Jazz, R&B and Soul, Reggae
Movies I like to Watch
Animation, Educational, Science
Favorite Movies to Watch
couple's retreat, area 51, despicable me
TV I like to Watch
Comedy, Crime Drama, Science Fiction
My Favorite TV Shows
modern family, elementary, dexter, defiance, game of thrones