Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a fun, accepting, compassionate, upbeat and genuine person. I
am very goal oriented and driven, but I also know the importance of
balancing hard work with fun, and always make time for the
important people in my life. I don't meet many people my age
through work, so hopefully I'll have some good experiences here:).
I believe honesty, trust and open communication are the keys to
successful, meaningful relationships—friendship or romantic. I am
more interested in developing a longer term relationship than a
fling. I am also always open to making new friends.
All of that sounds sort of serious, but I also have a fun and silly
side to me, I promise!
I moved to Portland from LA for college in 2006 and haven't wanted
to leave! I love it here and it is a much better fit for me than
LA--much less traffic, much more green, a more laid back
environment and so many great opportunities to do things outdoors!
People are often really surprised when they learn I am from LA, and
I take that as a compliment!
In my free time, I genuinely enjoy working out, exploring
Portland’s awesome happy hour scene with friends, going on walks or
hikes, relaxing...I’m pretty open to anything as long as I’m with
company I enjoy. I really enjoy being active and it would be great
to find other people around my age who like to non-competitively
play tennis, basketball, jog or do Zumba or bootcamp type classes
with. I especially love cardio based work-outs! I've had a
frustrating foot injury that has made it harder to do these things,
but I'm still committed to an active lifestyle. I spend a lot of
time at the pool or on a stationary bike at the gym, but I also
"cheat" every once in a while and sneak into a Zumba class or go
out dancing at 80's night.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I love helping others, and I am excited to be starting on a career
path that will allow me to do that for more than just my friends
and family. I have a bachelors degree in Psychology and I am
working on some post-bac classes so I can apply for graduate school
Speech Language Pathology (hopefully with a bilingual concentration
in Spanish). I'm looking forward to it because I really enjoy
working one on one or in small groups with people with special
needs, and that career allows me to do that in a number of
different settings. If you're not sure what a Speech Pathologist
does, feel free to ask! I've also done some volunteer work
promoting inclusion for high school students with special needs and
their peers on high school campuses.
I also work part time as a tutor/academic coach for high school
students with learning disabilities or ADHD. It is extremely
rewarding and I love what I do! I am really interested in the field
of education and I love working with kids. It would be great to
meet someone who shared this passion, but I also enjoy broadening
my horizons by learning about other interests.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
listening and giving advice, helping and taking care of the people
I care about, reading people, having a blast dancing like a fool
but not caring what others think of me (bonus points if you do this
too;) ), explaining math and Spanish concepts to my students,
simultaneously planning ahead and procrastinating, and eating
dessert...I really love dessert:)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Recently, one of my favorite things to do has been going to 80's
night or Decades night at the Crystal Ballroom. I LOVE to dance,
even though I'm not all that great of a dancer I still have a
blast! I also enjoy happy hours, staying in with friends watching a
movie, making dinner, or going to bed earlier if I'm going to wake
up the next morning for skiing or an early hike. I'm also always
looking for new things to do on weekends, any suggestions?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I still own a sparkly orange unitard from a 4th grade dance recital
that I have been known to put on occasionally--doesn't quite fit
the same way anymore, but I don't think I'll ever be able to bring
myself to throw it away:)
You should message me if
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You believe honesty, trust and open communication are important to
successful, meaningful relationships
You do not smoke or do drugs
You are interested in/have a background in education or psychology,
work with kids, or work with people with special needs
You enjoy being active
You're passionate about something in life
You want to practice Spanish with me! I'm always looking for
You want to go water-skiing and have some idea of how to do that
somewhere around here--or are interested in joining me on a quest
to find water-skiing opportunities!:)
You think we might have a connection
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