I have a strong sense of commitment to things I find important (the environment, public education, health and well-being) but I don't take myself too seriously. This allows me to have a good sense of humor and to laugh at myself.
I have spent time self-reflecting and becoming someone who has insight about who they are, how to get along with others, and has a strong sense of values and what is important.
I try to minimize my impact on the environment in many ways, mostly by owning a bike instead of a car and carefully consuming.
I like to exercise, but do a variety of things to keep from getting bored. One of my favorite bike rides is 3 Bears or across the Golden Gate Bridge to Tiburon. Taking care of myself is important, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
I love what living in the Bay area has to offer. Such as; hikes in Tilden Park; watching the sunset at Cesar Chaves park; seeing Wicked for the 2nd time; taking my godkids to The BFG at Ashby Stage; a little bit of bike weirdness and activism at Critical Mass; a lecture about education reform at UC Bereley; nutritional yeast on my popcorn at the Red Vic; free Bluegrass music at Golden Gate Park; Dale Chihuly's glasswork exhibit at the deYoung Museum.
Doing things that are hard.
I really like to readl. My tastes are too varied to name just a few things. I'm curious enough to be open to a lot of different genres of books and movies. I just read "Salt, Sugar, Fat" and am gearing up to read "Cooking" after I read "Hiked". Am loving all of my extra summer time hours to read! I may get ahead of my pile of New Yorkers.
Like good books, I like good movies, but am not opposed to watching something bad if it's fun, like action movies, spy shows, and westerns.
You can't beat the food in the Bay Area. I would love someone to explore the many restaurants that I have yet to try. I love fresh produce and do not take it for granted, having grown up on canned vegetables. The Farmer's Market is my favorite place to shop. I can be won over with a good bar of dark chocolate. My guilty pleasure is a well brewed cup of Flying Goat coffee.
The relationships I've cultivated with my family and friends are strong and I have developed an ability to be compassionate, forgiving, and understanding because of all of the emotional work I've done over the years.