I’m a photographer – professionally sometimes. I’m an introvert, and though I’ve always had a lot of friends and can be rather social and even outgoing in certain settings, I’d usually prefer to be behind my camera.
I love to do yoga, especially in the sun. I adore playing volleyball and dancing salsa, but don’t do either nearly as often as I’d like. I walk a lot. I don’t have a car, nor do I want one. I love that I get in an hour or two a day of exercise by walking just going to work, the grocery store, running errands, and going to my meditation group.
I don’t have a TV. I have a dog. She is a german shorthaired pointer named Milú. She forces me to go to the woods behind my house at least 3 times a day so she can chase squirrels and I love that she forces me to disconnect from the silliness of life. I know if it wasn’t for her, I would rarely take the time to sit among trees and feel the sun on my face and just be.
People, when they meet me, tend to think I’m very serious. I have a very fun side, but it doesn’t usually come out right away. I do take life too seriously sometimes. Usually my students, my dog, or good friends bring me back to the present and help me see the joy in it all.