Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
If you want to know about someone, watch where they spend their
time, right? One of my favorite things to do with a few spare
minutes is to pop into a Hallmark store, find a fun card, and send
a note to a friend. If I have a bit more time, you'll probably find
me out with friends, jogging/biking/taking a yoga class, playing
music, or curled up with a glass of wine and a good novel. A friend
and I started a 5k training program at a local organization that
rehabilitates women who are homeless and suffering with substance
abuse problems, so you'll often find me down there walking or
jogging with the women.
I love to learn about new things -- as much as I know I'm outting
myself as the complete nerd that I am with this information, things
I have tried to teach myself in the past have included such random
subjects as ancient Hebrew and astronomy. Most recently, I've been
trying to teach myself how to reupholster some chairs I bought off
of Craigslist. Thank you, YouTube...
I'm certainly in no rush to get there, but long-term I see myself
with a large, friendly dog; the "average" 2.5 kids; and a loving
husband. I'm very close to my family (despite the fact that my mom
makes us take the cheesy Christmas pictures every year -- see
above!). My parents just celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
Someday, I hope to be so lucky.
My "perfect" match would be very intelligent and ambitious, but
he'd also know that relationships are more important than anything
else. He'd be popular with dogs and kids (always good judges of
character, in my experience!). He'd be fun-loving and warm. He'd
want to spend time together frequently, but he'd also want to have
time apart to pursuit our interests individually. He'd be spiritual
and family-oriented, and he'd be up for trying new things like
rock-climbing. He'd also forgive me for my poor taste in music
(mostly country and some of the more clever contemporary Christian,
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Professionally, my life has taken a few unexpected twists, and I'm
mostly enjoying the ride. Recently left the consulting world to
take a job as an executive at an educational materials/services
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
laughing at myself, which makes it easier to try other things that
I may or may not be really good at.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Pride and Prejudice, Atlas Shrugged, Traveling Mercies,
anything by C.S. Lewis, cheesy whodunit chick lit – books with
titles like “Death by Chocolate” and “Lethal Lipstick.”
Shows: I don't own a TV, but when I watch on Hulu, I enjoy The
Office, Modern Family, House, or any of those competition-style
reality shows (Top Chef, Project Runway, etc.).
Music: According to iTunes, my "top 25 most played" list includes
Adele, Missy Higgins, Matt Redman, Casting Crowns, Regina Spektor,
and Nickel Creek.
Food: The spicier, the better! I also like to keep it healthy most
of the time.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- my Mac computer
- good running shoes
- friends and family
- running water (sorry, not a camper!)
- a new challenge
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Totally depends -- I'm equally happy to get dressed up and go out
or to stay in and have a quiet night with friends.
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