I have a university education in political science and communications, with minors in sociology and public administration. I am considering a graduate program in higher education leadership or law. Is it possible to have too much education? A typical ENFP who wants to know and do everything.
I enjoy mountain biking, hiking and being out in nature as well as walking through a downtown. I also enjoy politics, history, reading, movies, music, volunteering, and playing with dogs.
I work at being content and present in the moment. I believe it's true that happiness is an internal choice one makes. "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." ~Buddha I believe it's important to be accepting of all faiths and I try to be respectful of others beliefs. I like this quote from the Dalai Lama, "All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives." I'm not a heavily religious person. I'm more spiritual than anything else but I do like the basic teachings offered by Buddhism as they tend to be universal values founded on reason.
Well, I've written a few things I enjoy and I hope it helps you decide if we have some things in common.
A fan of:
Quality over quantity
Dogs (I don't currently have one but will be adopting a retriever. So at the expense of sounding cliche you "must love dogs" or at least be able to peacefully coexist.)
Volunteering and giving back (I volunteer for a few organizations)
Taking on injustice
Reading the newspaper (It's the only place to get real in-depth coverage on a daily basis anymore.)
Teaching students to become good citizens and leaders
Documentaries (I enjoy the History Channel and the Discovery Channel)
Astronomy (I wanted to be an astronomer as a kid. The math requirement was the deal breaker.)
Intelligent and silly conversations
Traveling, seeing and experiencing new places.
Family and friends
A lazy Sunday morning
A long and winding road on which to drive, during the fall especially.
Mountains, desert and the beach (I use to live in California and miss these things)
Michigan football (There is no better place to be in the world on a fall Saturday afternoon than in Ann Arbor at "The Big House" with 109,901 of my fellow Wolverines cheering on the greatest university in the world to victory.)
This is a quick synopsis just to give a snapshot of some of the basics about me.