I am not the girl next door, I am not in any sort of way graceful or feminine. I am loud, extroverted, easily excitable and often full-throttle until I fall down flat on my face. At the same time I am socially awkward and often try to cope with that by marching to the beat of my own drum and encouraging others to join me. I am opinionated and will speak my mind, sometimes to my own detriment. I have little patience for unhonorable behavior, or for people who do not keep their word. I like to think that I am a kind and loving person, but I can have a mean temper once it is riled. I intimidate men who do not know me. I am an athlete and a warrior and when hardship slaps me in the face, I bear my teeth and kick its ass.
I know some might think that I just listed a litany of faults and weaknesses, but not me. I am proud and not apologetic for who I am, but I feel like my most glaring qualities should be put out in the open. While I am all of the things that I just said, I am also in some ways completely the opposite.
I am fiercely loyal to the people who prove to me they are worth my time. I am the biggest Twinkie in the world and cry predictably at movies and tv shows. I like to think that I am an excellent cook, who has mastered MOST types of food (except Indian food, damn you, delicious curry!) I am an affectionate, goofy, understanding person who likes to talk about nothing all day, and then hear about how cute your kid was when you put them to bed. I enjoy making genuine connections with genuine people.
Partying, or the act of listening to music and dancing for the sake of nothing else, is a big part of my life. Despite my day job, I am working hard at becoming a force of nature on the dance floors of Austin. Music is my life, heart and soul.