I'm also a optimist. Sometimes I have to fight hard to keep this outlook, but this attitude has served me well so I'm keeping it.
I'm a loyal friend and my friends are akin to my family. I am always available to them, available for comfort, hugs, or chocolate. I am a transplant from South Carolina, and though my accent has faded, my hospitality and smiles still shine. :)
I've experienced much beauty in the world, whether I was teaching English in Guadalajara, gazing over green rice fields in Kerala, India, flirting with red poppies on the Camino de Santiago, or decoding the full white moon over the Yellowstone River. In short, I love travel.
Also, I'm fun! I can be a little crass sometimes, a little edgy, but always present and ready to live inside whatever moment awaits me.