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My self-summary
Former performer: martial artist, spoken word artist, hip hopper, rabble rouser. I've transitioned into a professional Nurse Practitioner working 8-5plus treating people respectfully like human beings. My creative side enjoys writing and listening to people intently. I have found laughter in the darkest of times alongside family, friends, and patients.

I am enjoying the results of a self improvement kick that's gone on for decades now. I exercise, write, and do what I love daily. I have found work that allows me to help people and take care of my family. No smoking, no drugs, no debt, I'm free to truly enjoy ice cream and the occasional beer because I don't use these to run away from my problems. The only thing I'm missing in life is an awesome person to go on adventures with.
What I’m doing with my life
Dance styles learned:
Hip hop
Indonesian dance
Lion dance

Currently learning:
Cha Cha
I’m really good at
making people feel better after they talk to me (it's my super power)
making people think
being a mensch
actively listening
parking, driving in reverse
dancing while tipsy
dancing while not tipsy
honesty (OKC blog tells me I should claim I'm 6' tall)
taking photos of other people
meia lua

I'm bad at:
Taking selfies
any sport/activity related to the cold
choosing the right direction to go if there is a 50/50 chance of getting it right
finding my keys when they are sitting in front of me
staying quiet when something is wrong
The first things people usually notice about me
I look younger than I am, my thick silky black hair gets daily comments.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These books changed how I see the world: Born to Run; Malcolm X autobio; Artist's Way; Zhuangzi Speaks: The Music Of Nature; finally, the most important book you will ever read: The Guide to Getting It On. I'm saying this as a health educator, protect yourself (but have a lot of fun while you do it).

NPR nut

Comics for fun: American Born Chinese, X-men, Same Difference, Deathnote, Onepiece, Monster, Ranma 1/2.

TV (aka internet): Daily Show, Futurama, The Wire, Ted Talks.

Movies: Usual Suspects, Godzilla (Sweaty man in a musty costume versions), Kung Fu Hustle, Enter the Dragon, Ruthless People, Amelie, Wall-E, City of God, Spongebob Squarepants the Movie.

Music: MJ, Black Eyed Peas, Incubus, Gorillaz, Tribe Called Quest, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Adele...
The six things I could never do without
a beat
corrective lenses
silly optimism
smart phone - damn the thing
overactive imagination
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Many a false step is made standing still." - fortune cookie.

"What is the sound of one hand clapping?" - Lisa
*clap, clap, clap* - Bart's hand.

"Never let a good crisis go to waste" - Churchill
On a typical Friday night I am
Dancing or hanging with friends/strangers. Netflix/youtube viewing marathons.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had listed myself as straight in case a patient stumbled on this site. I am silently judging myself for caving.
You should message me if
I’m on OKC to meet awesome people who inspire me. Friends and hang out buddies are welcome as well. I’m not looking for anybody to fix my life, I believe in taking care of that on my own. I can get along with anybody, but I enjoy myself most with people who laugh hard and feel passionate about something that they do in life. I click naturally with someone who can hold both intelligent and silly conversations. I love spontaneity.