I am a graduate student currently studying the mortuary culture of the Late Roman and Early Medieval periods in South-West England. I lived over in Devon for six years and would like to return, but I had to come back to the states. I've been back for about a year now.
I love to travel and also enjoy hiking and camping. My main hobbies are reading, writing, taking walks, and hanging out with my friends. I'm particularly into fantasy novels and anything, fiction or non, to do with the Middle Ages. I have a dream of one day publishing my own novel. So far, all I’ve managed though is a poem in the university creative writing journal. But at least that's a start.
I also play around with photography and Photoshop manipulation, just for fun though. I had 13 years of piano lessons but I'm a bit out of practice now, although I mean to get back into practice. I also used to play the cello and have sung first soprano in quite a few different choirs over the years. Either listening or preforming, music is a very important part of my life.
I consider myself to be a optimistic realist – I believe in the essential goodness of the human spirit, I just don’t expect to see any evidence of this on a daily basis. ;-)
I am a spiritual and religious person. However, I understand the position of the atheist all too well. Sometimes I wonder if I'm only not one because I was raised to have faith. Or maybe I just like the safety having someone to pray to gives. Either way, I’m a rather cynical Catholic with ties to a local Druid Grove who also dabbles in Wicca and studies just about any and every other faith she comes across. I don't ask anyone to share my beliefs since I never know what they'll be tomorrow. All I ask is that those beliefs are given the same respect that I will give to yours.
I have a good sense of humour and a very active sense of the ridiculous. When all else fails, find something to laugh at. It’s always there if you look hard enough. *g*
At the moment, I'm mostly looking for friends. If things develop into something more later, great. If not, that's fine too.