as for traveling, i would say im overly into it...as in...i cant get enough. i just want to experience beauty & adventure & culture.
places ive been: jamaica, mexico, rome, verona, venice, florence, paris, french riviera, monaco, switzerland, portland, los angeles, san diego, palm springs, louisville, charlottesville, milwaukee, nashville, denver, vail, breckenridge, chicago, cincinnati, lynchburg, washington dc, & saint louis (home).
places on my "list": seattle, tacoma, flagstaff, san francisco, austin, mackinac island, new orleans, NYC, boston, portland(maine), charleston, raleigh, ireland, iceland, scotland, england, new zealand, australia, ethiopia, greece, taiwan.
some of my favorite things: reading, coffee, live music, playing volleyball, photography, writing, experiencing new places & things, the french language, inside jokes, owls, flannel, sending/receiving letters, antique stores, compassion, colorado, my friends/family.
i want someone who is passionate about life; who strives to love christ & people more and more everyday; who is intelligent; who challenges me; who wants to take risks & have adventures; who isnt afraid to be silly.
denison witmers version of "i cant make you love me" has helped shaped my view of relationships. life should not be spent longing for someone who doesnt want you back. the past is past; learn & grow from it, but do not dwell. check out the song here:
"i know that my achievement is quite ordinary. i am not the only man to seek his fortune far from home, and certainly i am not the first. still, there are times i am bewildered by each mile i have traveled, each meal i have eaten, each person i have known, each room in which i have slept. as ordinary as it all appears, there are times when it is beyond my imagination."
--the third & final continent by jhumpa lahiri--