I revel in my techie day job by day; my career offers challenge and
reward while keeping a work/life balance that lets me live the life
I love. My friends and loved ones are cherished as are the time I
spend with them. For myself, I began a regular yoga practice a few
years ago and it's been a great addition to my life, keeping me
healthier and happier. One of these days, I'm going to finally
stick that handstand (almost...almost...).
I'm ecstatic if the weather is good enough for an outdoor game of
volleyball at Wash Park, and I'm an avid social dancer.
Last year wrapped up unexpectedly busy for me. I was taking some
extra classes in my free time, and then suddenly found myself
buying a condo and making it my home. The place still has some
finishing touches, but overall things have settled down a lot and
I'm finding free time again as year one moves along.
Life in Colorado means I've really come to love being outdoors, and
living in Denver keeps me a confirmed urbanite. I might go hiking
now and then, or camping (novice at both), and likely to stay in
the city for the weekend. Parks, barbeques, biking, street
festivals... evenings at concerts, roller derby, or out with
friends, in at home. Part of the beauty of this city are the many
options and opportunities.
My last big vacation was a 3-week meandering about Australia. It
was my first trip abroad and I loved every minute of it. I still
reflect upon the trip and what it's given to me. Sydney, Adelaide,
Melbourne, a week in the outback...I fit in an awful lot and could
easily think of 3x as much to do if I go back. I'm overdue for my
next big vacation. Next stop: Scotland?
I grew up in a family of teachers, and was raised in a
compassionate home. It's our responsibility in life to leave things
better than we found them. A lot of what I have in life isn't
"earned" or "privilege," it's just luck, and we shouldn't neglect
those who aren't so lucky.
This pretty much sums up my outlook on life in 3 minutes
though hearing Stephen
Fry narrate anything for 3 minutes is time well-spent.
I'm content with who I am, but not complacent. I keep trying to
grow as a person, friend, and peer.