~Life Goes On
Certain passions of mine include music, reading, my kids (of course, right!), exploring new places (with a little nudging or insanity) and appreciating life and what is in it (I swear, I am not being corny with that ;).
With the music I am mostly just an avid collector, but I've played around with writing reviews on my own website and DJ'ing online. Nothing major, but I like to think I can make a good playlist for various occasions. Music makes everything more enjoyable, and sharing that joy with others is my drug of choice. Pretty much any outdoor activity or exercise I enjoy, with hiking and running being at the top of the list. Admittedly I don't get outdoors as much as I enjoy it, but that does make each trip a little more meaningful and appreciated!
I am currently just trying to enjoy my life, while becoming accustomed to my new home. I've been living in Redlands for a year, but will love Northern California forever and visit whenever I can. I do like Redlands, but have been surprised at the differences between the Bay Area and Redlands. It's odd to think it's the same state at times, but exploring something new always opens up the opportunity for something exciting!
While I wish for every moment to be filled with rainbows, unicorns (for my daughter), dragons (for my son) and happiness; I recognize life doesn't come in just one flavor. It comes at us from every angle, with endless surprises; which I just try to take it all in stride. It is my goal to try and find the ray of light, in every experience brought my way. The saying "Don't be sad because it's over, be happy because it happened" is a good example of what I strive for.
A little bit of randomness also: I find the German language to be absolutely amazing. Not that others aren't also impressive, or as interesting; but something about German just works for me. It may not be universally known as a 'sexy' language, but it has that effect for me. Pull whatever you want out of that admission :)
I am exuberant, abstract, and benevolent (badly sarcastic at times too, I must admit).