Passionate about family or in my case whanau (yup, look it up). I think I'm easy to get to know and friendly but was recently told I can be intimidating???? Might be that I have a lot of energy and I ask questions. Oh and I love independence please; I don't work well with people who crowd me emotionally i.e. I love intimacy but not suffocation. I am attractive (in an interesting way) rather than being a commercial beauty. Combine that with a good brain (yeah I know I'm smart but not in an arrogant way just aware). I think that's a great package. Not a geek by nature but have absorbed from the geeks in my life (dad, husband, friends, and through necessity of work and trial and error on my own). Highly intuitive and creative (did a degree in textile design) but have worked in so many other areas - a dream is to combine that with the people contact of sales. I drink occasionally and generally not to excess. I love gardens kept by others and do like to get my hands earthy but don't know much about it. Am impulsive. Am determined with a smile.
People intrigue me. The easy going ones tend to be exactly that - and reasonably predictable (but then it is fun to find the hidden passion that I think resides in every human being). Give me someone with a bit of fire and opinion. Yay! Give me the unexpected, the special. I don't want to know how you fit in; tell me how you suit yourself and how the world accommodates you....or not.
I play a whole heap of different instruments (string and wind mainly). I can transpose while I sight read - just like another language really. I often hear (read: make up my own) counter melodies to what I'm listening to. Then there is the movement: I can move to the music. Dancing formally or informally.
Other stuff: I have used 'alternative' or as I say traditional medicine for about a while because I was not satisfied with what modern medicine had to offer for chronic conditions (hey nothing beats modern medicine for acute treatment!!). I home educated my children until my oldest was 8 years, two years of 'the system' and am now back to alternative education for them. This means I have defined opinions and yeah, even a soap box that I pull out on occasion, regarding how we learn and how that process is addressed well and not so well in our education system.
As a foreigner I have never 'fit' into the local mould (or any come that matter) and have come to prize the independence that has fostered.
Obviously there is much more (hey, I'm over 40)and I'm looking forward to learning more and doing more.
I am vivacious, don't suffer fools, and intuitive.