I'm Athena. I'm an Army brat, so I've lived all over and have an
open mind in regard to different cultures. I guess I go about life
in a different way than most, but really I'm just doing what makes
me happy and what I hope will make a positive impact on the world.
I love adventure, knowledge, and generosity. I'm sapiosexual; if
you're not pretty damn intelligent we're not going to go anywhere,
least of all to the bedroom. I tend to prefer men, but occasionally
I fall for women. It doesn't really matter that much to me whether
I'm dating someone. I've found that I'm perfectly happy not being
in a relationship, but I would like to eventually have someone with
whom I can share all these amazing experiences I've had and with
whom I can have new adventures.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved from Germany to Baton Rouge about a year ago to finish
earning my undergrad. It's been an amazing year filled with amazing
people, but I'm starting to get that itching yearning to discover
something new. Because of this, I can't guarantee I'll be in Baton
Rouge for that much longer. I read all the time. I involve myself
in a lot of social issues, and this is very important to me. At the
moment I'm learning to play the ukulele and have started singing
again, which used to be a lot of fun for me. I tend to pick up a
million different hobbies, causes, and dreams, so I have no idea
what I'll be doing with my life a week from now. The only thing
that I do consistently is attempt to make the world a bit better.
I’m really good at
Volunteering, reading, learning, listening, traveling, singing,
making friends, getting people involved, and most importantly;
going on adventures!
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my passion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Kurt Vonnegut is my literary hero, my favorite work by him is
probably Welcome to the Monkey House. I love books about distopian
futures, particularly 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. Classic literature
is amazing; Crime and Punishment, Persuasion, The Great Gatsby,
etc. I also read a lot of non-fiction and philosophical musings.
John Green is easily my favorite young adult novelist, followed by
As far as music goes, I listen to a pretty broad range of genres,
but I guess right now it's mostly folksy, acoustic bands and post
hardcore. It's a cliche at this point, but I just can't listen to
I don't watch TV, but I do occasionally watch movies. Pretty much
anything that has a good plot line or an important message, and
this excludes most romantic comedies and action films.
The six things I could never do without
- My amazing family
- My irreplaceable friends
- New places to explore
- Books and the quest for knowledge
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I'm in my head way too much.
I suppose lately I've been putting a lot of thought into how best
to utilize my abilities in order to make this world just a little
bit better. I don't believe in a god or heaven or any kind of
afterlife, I kind of believe that leaving something good behind is
really the only way a part of us, our "spirit" if you will,
continues on. But then I have to face the fact that not even that
lasts forever, which brings me to the next thing I think about a
Oblivion. I'd be lying if I said the thought didn't frighten me on
some primal level. Eventually there will be nothing left of any of
us. At some point, the universe itself will cease to exist. Trying
to find purpose in what is essentially a meaningless existence
takes up a lot of my time.
That being said I'm really not morose! I couldn't tell you how, but
I've managed to be a pretty happy and hopeful person despite the
fact that I think about the meaninglessness of it all so often.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing one of three things:
1) Organizing/participating in some kind of
2) Out with friends and either doing something culturally
enlightening or getting hammered and wreaking havoc.
3) Cooking myself an elaborate dinner, working my way through a
bottle of Chardonnay, and reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most of the time I feel like I'm just pretending to be an adult.
You should message me if
You know someplace cool to explore.
You have a strong sense of passion.
You love adventures.
You care about making positive changes.
You know that morality and religious faith are not mutually
You know the what dftba stands for. ;P