38 Seattle, WA
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My self-summary
am a 38 year old woman often captivated by the ordinary.
i enjoy being with people and i’m aware that i need time alone.
i love words and i love the stories they tell: in books, music, movies, conversations.
i have traveled a good deal, and hope to keep doing it for a long time to come.
i have a 10-year-old pug, his name is lyle.
i am a nurse, working with kiddos that have cancer. i love my job.
i love to laugh. i really love to laugh.
i don’t like chocolate ice cream or chocolate milk – but i love chocolate milkshakes.
i have a mom, dad, and younger brother. i love them dearly.
i like to be outside.
it takes me a while to pick out the perfect christmas tree.
i really like sunrises and sunsets. i think because they both remind me that change happens slowly...and it can be beautiful.
i want to learn to fly fish. badly.
i like surprises.
i’m a nostalgic dreamer.
autumn is my favorite.
i see your sarcastic banter and raise you quick wit.
i love food…because it is beautiful, fun to create & taste, and usually draws people i love around a table.
i want to be a mother someday.
i enjoy non-intense days of skiing with my pops.
i listen to npr every morning.
i like waking up in a tent.
i believe in God. this shapes my entire life. i hope.
i prefer red wine to white.
i like to ride my bike while i’m wearing a skirt. and i bet i look tough when i do.
i like holding hands.
What I’m doing with my life
i'm loving being a nurse.
i write as much as i can.
i explore this city. sometimes with people. sometimes alone.
i bake. and cook.
i walk my dog. and sometimes i talk to him.
I’m really good at
asking questions, writing lists, learning languages, traveling, telling stories, listening, writing, trying new things, cooking, playing with kids, laughing, and remembering birthdays.
The first things people usually notice about me
i'm guessing my blue eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
i love a good book.
some of my favorites are:
jayber crow, by wendell berry.
east of eden, by john steinbeck.
the brothers k, by david james duncan.
crossing to safety, by wallace stegner.
a tree grows in brooklyn, by betty smith.
americanah, by chimamanda ngozi adichie.
i could go on and on...

and movies:
when harry met sally.
life is beautiful.
slumdog millionaire.
i love the batman movies.

[i don't have one, but hulu & netflix provide the indulgence]
the west wing.
friday night lights.
the wonder years.
leave it to beaver.
the cosby show [my heart is currently confused and sad].

horse feathers.
justin timberlake.
lyle lovett.
van morrison.
patty griffin.
mavis staples.
the civil wars.
tom petty.
indigo girls.

i love creating food & enjoying food. fish tacos are my very favorite. i can't get enough curry - indian or thai. i'm loving sushi more and more. i would never turn down greek. i am always up for trying something new! i also love, in no particular order: avocados, mangoes, spice, lime & cilantro, gummy candy, and cheese.
The six things I could never do without
1. friends.
2. questions.
3. passport.
4. ideas.
5. hope.
6. grace.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the story i want to be a part of telling in this world.
the past & the future.
how to define beauty.
On a typical Friday night I am
every other friday night i'm at work.

the other friday nights i'm with friends or traveling or curled up with a book.
You should message me if
this is the part about you, right? well…
this part is tough, because i bet you’ll surprise me.
i hope you are kind.
i’d like to make each other laugh.
you see my quick wit and raise me playful shenanigans.
i imagine you like adventure and seeing new places.
it’s probably best if you’re the type of person who’s steady & sure.
you love to be with me, but also understand needing time alone.
perhaps you’ll be able to teach me to fly fish?
you’re intelligent and challenge me to think and grow as a person.
i hope you are patient.
you would like to be a father [maybe you are?].
you believe in God. this shapes your entire life. you hope.
you probably have interests that will be new to me, and i’ll love how different we are.
you love your family and friends.
i bet you’re loyal.
you listen well and ask good questions.
you care well for your friends. and they know it.
i think you probably love to be outside.
you don’t mind being silly, in fact, you love being silly.