I have to say that I feel really awkward to be on this site but I figured that worst case I can make new friends anyway. I currently have no place to really meet new potential people for friendship or more so no harm I suppose. I guess one of the most important things to know about me is that I have younger siblings that I have helped to raise, a 13 year old brother and an almost 17 year old sister, so anyone that has issues with kids has no place in my life.
I love to spend my free time with my friends and family. I love to watch movies, listen to music, and read. I like concerts & dancing and sometimes I like to turn up my music really loud and dance through the house when I'm home alone. I love 4-wheeling, camping, fishing, boating, watching sports: hockey and football are my favorite, poker, and intro archery. I like to cook and bake but rarely eat what I bake and only like cooking when it's for someone else. I like to take pictures of people but I like taking nature photographs even more. I like going site seeing and doing amateur photography in the process. Honestly there are lots of other things; plus I like trying new things.
I am not your typical girl, in fact there is absolutely nothing typical about me. I was raised by a general contractor/ jack of all trades thus I am as well. I don't claim to be an expert at any of it however I am capable of fixing many things. I can re-shingle a house, texture, drywall, tile, lay carpet, and small plumbing & electrical work, etc. I grew up in a self-employed family and so I was my dad's right hand; it also means that I knew from a young age what real responsibility is and what it means to really work hard.
I have traveled the world but not as much as I would like to. At 17 as a dancer in high school I traveled to Australia and New Zealand for two weeks to preform with my dance team, one place we preformed was in the Sydney Opera House which was a wonderful opportunity. At 23 I spent a month in India doing service-learning as part of my Master's program. I worked with many different non-profits including an orphanage while there. It was an amazing experience and I would love to have the opportunity to travel more someday. I value all of the life lessons that I gained from the people that I have met in my life and travels. I am passionate about education: both formal and informal. I am the kind of person that asks lots of questions, respectfully, when I encounter a new culture, place, or experience. I think that we all have a lot to learn from one another. I also like to listen to people with more life experience so I don't mind being the one to offer to help a 75 year old person that I've never met put their groceries in the car because they always have something interesting to say. We can learn a lot from those around us so long as we are willing to ask questions and really listen.
I am funny, affectionate, loyal, sweet, compassionate, impatient, and stubborn. I'm fun to hang out with. Most of my friends are male and I'm more comfortable hanging out with the guys goofing around than out shopping with the girls. I'm not that good at describing myself and talking myself up. It makes me feel vain and self absorbed. I'm doing my best but it makes me feel odd. lol "I am a riddle, wrapped up in a mystery, inside of an enigma." I can also be a very romantic person. Plus, sometimes I like to point out awkward moments because it makes them feel less so to me afterward. Bottom line is I am who I am, although I fully believe that good relationships take compromise I will not pretend to be someone that I am not or give up my integrity to do so.
That was way too much so anything else you will have to find out on your own. Ask me anything that you want to.