Life is an adventure and I'm here to make the most of it. I'm looking for people who are actively looking for what's around the corner and to learn more about the world. Friends or more than friends, people are just fascinating...Im just looking for great travel companions, thinkers and dreamers, and nature can just figure it out for us.
If interesting conversation about topics we feel strongly about and may or may not disagree on interests you, read on! I've never met a stranger and im looking for the same in a relationship partner, but I enjoy introverts as close friends. Also, I don't trust people who don't like dessert. It's criminal. And I don't believe people who say they don't like Star Wars. Im not a huge sci fi person really, it's just that those movies are so classic. John Hughes movies from the 80s are the best. I sang opera at one point and my first role was as a chorus zombie (true story). My bike is named Gwendolyn. I spend hours shopping for groceries sometimes just wandering around the store. The Dekalb Farmers Market is basically just the mother ship calling me home :-). I really love the quirkier parts of people's personalities, their imperfections and what makes them distinct. Sometimes this makes other folks uncomfortable because it's something they assume I'm exploiting as a weakness, when really I just love them for all the things they truly are.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently switching career paths from being a professional musician for 13 years to moving into arts administration. I took a detour into food for a bit, but decided my skill set was better utilized back in the arts. I work at a local arts nonprofit and I couldn't be happier with my windy, somewhat non-traditional career trajectory! It's landed me exactly where I'm supposed to be!
I’m really good at
TalkIng to people, empathy, cooking the most badass sweet potato ravioli with mushroom sage sauce that you've never had, holding my own in any situation, learning things. I worked for a long time in food retail and the service industry as a day job and even did some time back of the house for a bit. Consequently, I have very strong opinions about food. Also, it's true that I generally have very strong opinions, but I'd love to get in your head and truly understand if mine differ from yours.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm six feet tall and I have amazing hair :-)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Likes (in no particular order) -
vegan food (really all food, and then Trying to rework the essence of it into something vegan)
Lots of yoga
Great drinks and coffee.
Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
Jamming out to Purple Rain
LSU football and Baseball (guess where I went to school)
80s pop music
Going to shows and performances
Cooking for friends
Teaching my music students
The Astros, though I guess it makes me a masochist because they never win
Shopping for anything
Being silly for the fun of it
Reading and learning
Doing nice things for other people
The six things I could never do without
Food. A kitchen. Music. Good whiskey. A deep conversation about the importance of art and social change. Wikipedia Or Coursera.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to make vegan food mainstream. How to get folks to learn and love the arts and making. How to make a difference in the world. If I'm doing a good job at the previous statements.
On a typical Friday night I am
I worked a lot of weekends until fairly recently so, I have no idea what I'd do on a Friday! There's a good chance It involves enjoying great food and drinks or hanging out at home in my own kitchen. It could also involve a dive bar and darts. I also try to attend as many concerts, performances art shows and generally cool events as possible. My good friend also likes to attend theater pretty regularly and often brings me along.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm actively changing my perspective on how I view my own success to embody a more positive, less results oriented point of view. Also, I'm as genuine as they come and I have ADHD something fierce.
You should message me if
You don't mind a woman with strong opinions and big dreams. You
like to eat and travel. You care about people and things. You like
great conversation at 2am.