I was raised to be independent, encouraged to be driven and I feel incredibly lucky for all that to have landed me where I am today…in a job that I absolutely, hands down love. But, after pouring everything I have into my education and career I’m looking forward to discovering who I am outside of all that. I want to try new things, push myself beyond what I think are my limits and see where it takes me. As I’m at that point where I’m trying to figure out what I want from life, I’m hoping to surround myself with people who challenge and encourage me to discover and explore new things about both myself and the world around me. I'm by no means perfect but I strive to be a person who positively effects the world around me. You can cue the after-school special music now.
As some of my other hobbies go I collect vinyl records, enjoy yoga, cycling, fantasy sports and recently decided that I wanted to learn French for the day when I finally get to work for Doctors Without Borders. When I'll actually find the time to accomplish all that, I'll worry about later. I've decided to purposely try things that in the past have intimidated the crap out of me so I just signed up for salsa lessons. We'll see how that plays out.
All in all I'm constantly looking for new and exciting challenges, ways to push myself to my limit and see how far I can get. It might be training for a 150-mile bike race that's ridiculously out of my reach or tackling a new recipe that I can't even pronounce. I usually end up failing just as much as I succeed, but in the end it's all about having fun and enjoying the little things. Moving to a new, unfamiliar city is always a little nerve-wracking, but I just choose to see it as my next adventure and if I can find someone to share it all with, well even better.