I've been told that I usually make people feel comfortable right away. I like to think that I'm genuine, down to earth, and open-minded. I've also been described as equal parts kindness and adventure. I value honesty, communication, and a sense of connection in my relationships. I'm fiercely loyal and always there for the people I love. I'm a Social Worker and passionate about what I do because it gives me a greater sense of purpose and meaning.
I consider myself an extroverted introvert if that makes sense. I'm an INFP on the Myers Briggs: http://www.personalitypage.com/INFP.html
. I love being social and being around people, but I also need my "me" time. I think I'm pretty balanced - I can be funny and reflective, organized and spontaneous, motivated, but know how to relax. I love trying new things, traveling and meeting all sorts of people. I like adventures and stepping outside of my comfort zone, which I have done quite a bit of in my life, because it always makes me grow as a person.
I'm really content with the life I've built for myself, but it would be nice to have a partner to share it with. I'm looking for my best friend - someone who's also pretty balanced, adventurous, and genuinely a good person. Someone to laugh with. A lot. Someone that I have fun with, whether we're at Trader Joes or in Italy. Someone who elicits a sense of ease and comfort when we're together. I'm not looking to rush in to anything, but I am ready and looking for a long term relationship. Would love to meet someone who's on the same page.
What I’m doing with my life
As I said I'm a Social Worker, so obviously I'm in it for the money ;) Besides work, I'm also exploring different parts of Boston, trying new things, traveling, writing, staying active (lately that's been running/walking along the Charles and doing yoga) getting myself into ridiculous situations that always end up being a good story later, dog and cat sitting (I love animals), trying to meditate, finding other things to do instead of meditating, building relationships with the people who are most important to me, and just trying to figure it all out.
I’m really good at
Organizing, reading people, naming that tune, listening, recognizing faces, being there for others, making people feel comfortable, adapting to tough situations, staying active, singing, dancing, napping (no really, I could fall asleep standing up), making people laugh, animal whispering, candlepin bowling, writing, attention to detail, laughing at myself and finding humor in day to day life.
The first things people usually notice about me
The fiery locks! People have also said I have a "calming presence." Oh and some of my clients have told me that I remind them of the Queen of Morocco :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: Eat, Pray, Love, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Color Purple, The Alchemist, Into the Wild, NPR
Movies: So many...Good Will Hunting, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Amelie, Shawshank Redemption, Royal Tenenbaums, Love Actually, Elf, Before Sunrise/After Sunset
Shows: The Office, The Daily Show (still mourning Stewart!), Last Week with John Oliver (the only reason I'm getting by without Stewart), Parks & Rec, The Mindy Project, Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones
Music: lately Indie rock, hip hop, or jazz, depending on my mood...specifically Coldplay, The Beatles, Adele, MGMT, Ray LaMontagne, Florence & the Machine, Arcade Fire, Broken Bells, Bon Iver, Bob Marley, The Strokes, My Morning Jacket, The Shins, Jack Johnson, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Miles Davis...
Food: Italian, Indian, Mediterranean, Thai, Mexican/South America...or anything with cheese!!
The six things I could never do without
Friends and family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Soo many things...what I need to do on my to do lists (why is it so satisfying to cross stuff off lists??), where I'd love to travel and daydreaming about it, relationships and love, songs that are stuck in my head, Social justice and whether I'm contributing to it, what I'm doing this weekend and who I'm going to make plans with, what I'm going to eat next. I spend a lot of time thinking about the future....and how to be more present...you can see how those two would conflict a bit...
On a typical Friday night I am
I love living in the city because there's always something to do and most of my friends are in close proximity. I'm always up for checking out a restaurent, some live music, a museum, a comedy show...but honestly Friday nights are usually good for staying in to wind down with a friend or my latest show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I occasionally have dance parties by myself at home when a good song comes on. Also love singing in the car - yup, I'm that girl at the red light singing her heart out :)
You should message me if
Any of this sounds like you: You're genuine and have depth, you're passionate about making some kind of positive change in the world, you're quick with conversation, but you're a good listener too, you make people laugh (soooo important!), you like to try new things and explore, you're intellectual, but not pretentious, you're a caring and kind person, you're striving for balance...Bonus points if you can dance :)
Or you want to tell me what you think of this: "It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it... but it's a party... and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining... and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes... but not because you're possessive... but because... that is your person in this life. And it's funny and sad, but only because this life will end, and it's this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about. It's sort of like how they say that other dimensions exist all around us, but we don't have the ability to perceive them. That's what I want out of a relationship. Or just life, I guess."