The one thing I am passionate about...
God. I strive to be close to Him in all that I do and while my actions may not always reflect that, I believe that that is and always has been the true desire of my heart. I really enjoy my relationship with God and how it challenges me. His patience with me and His love for me continue to transform who I am daily. I get super excited when I have the opportunity to talk to students about His amazing love.
I typically spend my leisure time
When I'm just hanging out, I usually like to involve a friend and do something fun, like going for a hike, going out to eat or to a movie, or traveling somewhere new. I also enjoy working with my hands, so doing a craft, building something or working outside is restful for me.
The most influential person in my life has been
A man of God who is confident in who God created him to be...confident in the good and honest with the not-so-good. He is humble with a good sense of humor and passionate about the things and people he loves. I could probably get more specific, but I haven't met you yet, so honestly, I'm just interested in learning more about you first.
The first thing people notice about me
I'm no Robin Williams, but I think my sense of humor is usually the first thing that people notice. I can be kind of shy, so I think humor is a great way to break the ice and make everyone (including myself) feel a little more at ease.
The last book I read and enjoyed
Silver Linings Playbook by David O'Russel. The book was a really great read. I'm not a fast-reader, but I breezed through it. I loved getting the perspective of a "mentally ill" person and being challenged to pause in life and consider a person's perspective with a little more grace. I thought it was well-written and I loved the ride. That said, as is usually the case, I didn't like the movie at all. I thought it butchered the story-line. But, that's just my opinion.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My relationship with God
- My family
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My singleness... Strange answer, maybe, but while I would love to be in a relationship and share life with someone, Paul said that both being single and being married is a gift and I think, all too often, we focus our positive attention on the latter. Now, I wouldn't be on here if I weren't interested in ultimately exploring the latter, but I would love to talk about how God is at work in me as a single woman, about the blessings and struggles and I want to challenge my students and the church to engage this topic in faith and love.
Friends Describe me as
Easy-Going, Good listener, Spiritual, Spontaneous
A little more about me
I love my students. I love hanging out with middle schoolers and high schoolers and walking with them through a pretty interesting (and often sucky) time of life. I also love film, photography, theater and the outdoors. I enjoy going for a run, kayaking, playing dodgeball and my favorite sport to play is ultimate frisbee (my favorite to watch is Rugby). I'm a big movie buff and love a good book that takes me on an adventure or gives me a thrill. I also really enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and trying new things. And I love to sing. I feel like I am most likely to lose myself in song and music. ... Blessings. :)
What I like to read
Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Books I've read
silver linings playbook/hunger games, the sherlockian/book of fate, the man who was poe
Sports I enjoy playing
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Running, Shooting
Sports I enjoy watching
Music I like to listen to
okay...loved nsync and i'm not apologizing for it., for king and country, gungor, switchfoot, above the golden state, newsboys, dcb, anything with a beat for those random car dance parties, mumford and sons, alexi murdoch, jack johnson, nick drake, colbie caillat, ben harper, my family is scottish, so scottish rock music (check out red hot chilli pipers) :)
Music I like to perform
Folk and Traditional, Gospel
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
some (because there are too many good ones) blues brothers, great race, ferris bueller's day off & anything animated, empire records, down parascope, even almighty and the madea films, thor, avengers, the losers, the hobbit (there's action in that), equilibrium, serenity, jumper and many more..., the king's speech, four feathers, the patriot, amazing grace, hamlet (branaugh), luther, the soloist
TV I like to Watch
Crime Drama, Drama, True Crime
My Favorite TV Shows
and crime comedy, but psych, castle, hawaii 5-0, elementary, perception, vikings, revolution... and comedy: friends, how i met your mother..., cops, alaska state troopers