Also it seems like I did a fair amount of growing up along the way. So most definitely not a wasted year. But I'm done with school and ready to tackle the next step, whatever it is.
I'm a bit more into taking care of my health these days. Who knew I would enjoy running? I feel great and, oddly enough, a great way to meditate. But no marathons or anything, I do it for myself. Next up: yoga. I did a class last year and liked it, just never committed.
Potential partner must enjoy traveling. I've done a good chunk of Western Europe and some of the USA. Time to go farther afield and I've been thinking about (finally) going to a surf camp (Caribbean, Costa Rica?) or traveling across Japan. Or Hawaii. I'm a history buff, and I'd be down for Pearl Harbor (they have a submarine! I love submarines). But definitely more USA mini-trips, I kind of like it there. Would you believe Miami has a great craft beer scene?
I'm no foodie, but I like to cook, especially unholy comfort food. I once made a double-decker mashed potato and meatloaf sandwich. Bread was some sort of multi-grain, and I used Chalet dipping sauce for gravy. And I even tried my hand at baking! Made cocoa gingerbread cookies. Maybe not the most challenging, but a good starting point.
And I'm a morning person. Saddest part of my day is when I've finished my coffee.