25 Raleigh, NC
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My self-summary
I moved to Raleigh right after college on a whim and have loved it and called it home ever since. Sometimes I still feel new to the area, so I am always looking for new places to explore, and new people to do it with.

I love being outside. Hiking, biking, walking, talking, or even just laying in the grass with a good book. There is something oddly calming and spiritual about being a part of your natural surroundings.

I'm currently trying to meet new people who are cute and think I'm cute too, have some fun with, and to take hiking with me in case I get bitten by a snake. While I'm not looking for anything too serious right now, I ultimately would like to find someone who could stick around and be an awesome partner. I guess that mostly means that my mind and heart are open to a few different possibilities.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently am a nanny and doula. I am also in the process of applying to grad school for some combination of public health, social work, and law. I am very passionate about far too many things, which is both a blessing and a curse.

Ideally, I will combine my passion for other cultures, women and children's health, and love of traveling with some type of career.
I’m really good at
Listening. I am a really empathetic person so I am a really good listener.
Procrastinating and getting important things done last minute. But I tend to work well under pressure so it usually ends up ok.
Singing, dancing, and drumming.
Peeing in the woods.
Arts and crafts.
I love cooking. It is definitely my jam. aaaand it is one of the first things I show off to someone I am seeing.
The first things people usually notice about me
Is my laugh. I love to laugh and joke around and my laugh is pretty contagious. I have been nicknamed a "hooter" for my distinct laugh and possibly some other physical attributes... but mostly my laugh. :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Unfortunately, I have not been able to read for pleasure as much as I would like due to massive amounts of reading for various classes. With that being said, I LOVE David Sedaris and his ability to make me laugh hysterically for hours. One of my all time favorites, which I re-read at least once a year if not more, is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. There is so much to learn from that book. What truly amazes me is how many new things I take from it every time I read it and what I learn about myself in the process. One of my favorites, which I am quick to recommend, is The Haidmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood. I'm a sucker for feminist/distopian literature.

All time favorite movie is The Bird Cage. I am also very partial to Wes Anderson and Tim Burton will always have a place in the dark humor pocket of my heart.

I don't really watch much TV but I really enjoy Sons of Anarchy, House of Cards, Breaking Bad, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Arrested Development.

I love all types of music. I grew up on blue grass and classic rock. I used to sing in a funk rocky folk group and am searching for the right group of people to make music with again. I love jazz because there is a type of jazz for every mood. It can calm you, pump you up, and anything in between. Crosby Stills Nash and Young are my all time go to group but anything with a good beat or a good harmony gets me groovin.

I will try any kind of food! So far Thai is my absolute favorite.
The six things I could never do without
These are in no particular order but...
Rugby/Yoga (very different, I know)
Good friends and family
Good wine/ Beer
Dogs, particularly my pup Louise
Hiking boots/ my leatherman
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Issues surrounding social justice and women's health.
What life will throw at me next.
How to get rid of the weed jungle in my back yard once and for all.
How to get my resume to accurately reflect my life experiences and talents.
My next adventure.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dinner and drinks on the town with friends, hanging out low key with some board games and a bottle of wine, fire pit sing alongs in someones back yard or the middle of the woods, packing to go on an adventure the next day, or catching up on classwork. I will never turn down an invitation to a costume party. I NEVER half ass a costume.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wish the sexual orientation box could just be Kinsey scale, in which case I would be a 2. So straightish.

I got some teeth knocked out playing sports in high school and have four fake teeth.

I don't really shave very often. For a multitude of reasons. Mainly because I don't care and you shouldn't either.

I think Seth Rogen is the hottest man alive due to a combination of his sense of humor, personality, and beard.
You should message me if
A hard core sandal tan don't phase you.

If you want to play jazz bass in a combo I am putting together!

You have a dog that wants to play with my dog. Or if you have a dog that you will let me love up.

If you have a motorcycle/want to teach me all about motorcycles.

You got this far and are still interested or if you are a Seth Rogen Doppelganger...