I believe that the best life is a passionate life. My goal is to see as much of the world as I can and to learn from everything that I see as well as from those I encounter. In crossing boundaries, personal and geographic, we test our limits and expand them.
Originally from Ukraine, I grew up in Michigan and have lived in Prague and the UK, where I got my Master's.
I'm currently teaching and working on my PhD.
I love creating and observing art, dancing, singing, and discovering new things to appreciate.
What I’m doing with my life
I am learning to live it: a lifelong process.
I’m really good at
Thinking deeply and approaching life with passion. More concretely,
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told that I look like Regina Spektor: I accept
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A.S. Byatt, Steinbeck, Eliot, Tennyson, Marina Tsvetaeva, Doris
Lessing, Nabokov and many more.
Foreign and independent, mostly, although I also love classics like
Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, and James Bond.
I sing in choir and played piano, so classical for a start.
However, I love all kinds of music and am very open to new things
(well, except country).
Sushi, seafood, and mediterranean.
The six things I could never do without
Adventure, passion, compassion, words, images, music
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why we spend so much time thinking about things that we either
cannot or will not do anything about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hoping that it will not be typical.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is one to save for later.
You should message me if
You are kind, motivated, and treat every day as a learning