I give money to street musicians regardless of the quality of their
music. When my friend’s dog died, I called her every day to check
in. If you’re working on a tight deadline, I’d drive to your place
to make you lunch because you’ll forget to eat otherwise. There’s
something about giving that is simply more rewarding than
receiving. But of course I may be highly biased here. I meditate
for an hour each day and have so many books that I have to
regularly give them away. I live life with a sense of trust that
I’m in the right place at the perfect time. Still, that doesn’t
mean that I’m not always trying to improve. I’m infinitely curious
– one of those triple major types in college- and tend to ask
people blunt questions like “Do you think your own religion is the
only true one?” or “Did you want to kick your boss when you didn’t
get that promotion?” Sure, I have a silly side, but you’re more
likely to hear about my take on the macroeconomic prospect in
Myanmar than hearing my thoughts on the Kardashians. I’m the woman
who gives free hugs to strangers, and gets moved by birds in the
park and candlelight Christmas carols. The right guy is going to
get this – and all the amazing stuff that comes along with my love
What I’m doing with my life
Making a paper airplane out of it and finding ways to ride it to
the moon. Cooking marinated sunshine. Biking with my dog. Making
happiness jars for my friends. Playing guitar in the Rock Creek
Park on sunny Saturdays. Besides, writing a book. Hosting a meetup
group for writers. Raising money for my favorite charities.
While these serious endeavors keep me busy, in my free time I'm
tending the material well-being of countries. I have big dreams. I
hope you do too.
I’m really good at
pretending to be wise;
advising people on complicated matters as if I knew better;
creating new ideas...
The first things people usually notice about me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: my favorite musician is Leonard Cohen; I put on his Pandora
station as my work-out music and that greatly saddens my trainer.
Exercising with a dreadful, slow bass voice behind you violates the
law. Who knew.
Books: too many to count. This year among my favorites are The Art
of Racing in the Rain and the autobiography of St Thérèse of
Food: anything made with love and care.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything under the Sun, and a few things in the dark.
On a typical Friday night I am
Why does everybody write "out with friends at a bar" in this one?
As if any other answer is illegal here. Is that what everybody
actually doing on a Friday night? Lol... How boring. This is a very
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Admit?! Come on, a "private thing" is not a crime. There's nothing
I'm not willing to talk about. Just ask.
You should message me if
For a relationship to be enriching for both of us, we shall share
the same fundamental goals in life. I'm here on this planet to grow
as a person and to serve the world. If you echo that, then we can
talk. Other than the big stuff, small things do matter. For
example, you indulge me when I ask silly things like “Why do zebras
have stripes?” You’ll still finish my broccoli cheddar soup even
when there’s too much salt in it. You enjoy biking down the Rock
Creek Park, but you’re fine with the fact that I sometimes just
want to watch the sunset. You laugh when I sniff you like a puppy.
You lie on the grass with me while we make up stories about the
clouds. You’ll explain to me why the British Embassy has red walls
but green windows as we walk by. You call me while traveling in
South Africa just to say good night. You notice that I’m tired from
a day of hiking and ask me if I’m okay and need a breather. You’ll
hang an “I love you” sign outside my window when I wake up in the
morning. You feel like we’ve known each other forever, and that
while we are both individuals, deep down, we are united and one.