I'm a huge geek, but not in the socially awkward sense. I especially love the fantasy genre, but am into sci-fi and other geeky things as well. I play Dungeons and Dragons with a group of friends, and we always have a great time. I've recently gotten back into conventions, which are way more amazing and fun than you probably think they are. I went to my first SheVaCon this year, will most likely be attending RavenCon next month, and am praying that I will somehow make it to DragonCon in September.
I love learning about other cultures and one of my favorite things to do is travel. I've been to over ten different countries (mostly in Europe) and don't want to stop there. I love that feeling of being somewhere completely different than your home and learning about the ways of life in that area. I studied abroad in Spain for four months, and it was one of the best times of my life. The best way to learn about another culture is to experience it, and I want to experience so many of them. I just recently returned from a trip to the Galapagos Islands, and I can't even begin to describe how amazing it was. Unfortunately, due to limited time off from my job, I won't be planning any other big trips for a while, but I can't really complain :) I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities I've had in life, and I'm looking forward to many more.
I am a generally happy person, and I try and avoid conflict as much as possible. I believe that good communication is the key to solving most arguments, and I try my best to see things from the other person's perspective. I don't get angry very easily, and I always try to look at things optimistically.