I grew up in Boston (no accent) and have always lived in cities (Philly, DC, Prague). I enjoy trying new restaurants, bars, going to museums, concerts, people watching and not having to drive. I don’t have a car (but have a license), and like it that way. Driving and parking in this city used to really stress me out. I am a big fan of bikeshare.
While I love city living, I also like to get out and do outdoorsy activities. Unfortunately, I don’t think I have explored the surrounding DC area enough (perhaps because I don’t have a car?) So, going on hikes, bike rides, ski trips, camping, winery tours etc. are all things I would like to make more a part of my DC life.
I really enjoy my job, but I could probably do a better job at striking a work-life balance these days. I am working on that. An OKC date with you might be the perfect incentive to get me to leave the office on time!
I try to stay active – for the mind and the body. I do a lot of yoga and like to run. I try to sign up for a few road races and at least one half marathon every year. I just ran a half marathon in Philly last month.
I have a bad case of wanderlust and am always looking to plan my next adventure. I’ve done most of my traveling in Europe (France, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Portugal etc.), but I have also traveled to Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Cambodia, Vietnam, UAE, and Turkey. My next trip is a work/fun trip to India.
I love food, and will try pretty much anything once. But, I have been finding myself to be more and more of a vegetarian (+ fish, + bacon, + a burger every now and then... so, not a very strict one.) I enjoy cooking, and am fairly good at it - I just don’t do it enough.
I consider myself a social drinker and like to meet up with friends for a few drinks and enjoy having wine/beer with dinner. But, it isn't social drinking if you're not having a drink as well!
As a New England gal, I love to be near the water -- the smell of salty ocean air, eating fresh seafood and going to the beach. Unfortunately, I didn't get to spend as much time at the beach this summer as I would have liked.
I confess that I am not really into following professional sports, but I am always up for going to a game (hockey, basketball, baseball). I wouldn't want watching sports (or a lot of tv) to be a huge part of relationship (although I would be down for staying in and watching Netflix from time to time). But, since I am pretty independent, if you want to watch your sports, I am totally fine with doing my own thing. I think it is healthy to have common and separate interests in a relationship.