The past few years have been exceptional, with five months working in England, exploring the hawker centers of Singapore, fire spinning in Vienna and Poland, a somber visit to the Dachau memorial site, a foggy day on the Great Wall, visiting the gardens of Suzhou, camping in Yellowstone and Glacier, and a weekend at Gerald Durrell's wildlife park on the Channel Island of Jersey.
Partner acrobatics and fire spinning are my current favorite hobbies, with yoga, kayaking, climbing, cooking, baking, photography, and west coast swing as other interests. The November Project is a new and delightfully painful interest, and I'm treating the Harvard Stadium workout as training for Machu Picchu.
My tendency to feed friends, bake far too many cookies, and make soup for sick partners led to a good friend describing me as grandmotherly. I protested, so she clarified that I am also badass and brilliant - but grandmotherly nonetheless.