I am an introvert and need alone time to recharge. Large groups of strangers make me nervous and when that happens I'm not really talkative. I prefer socializing in smaller groups where I know some or most of the people. However, when I am comfortable around someone or a group of people I tend to open up a lot more. In these situations I sometimes am mistaken for an extrovert.
My job involves engineering and other left-brained activities. So outside of work, I tend to enjoy right-brained activities, especially if it involves arts and crafts. I love to make things, but I find I tend to get bored after a while so I move on to something else. I love to learn and try new things. In the past I've been interested in knitting, photography, scrapbooking, card making. Right now I'm really getting into glass fusion and paper cutting art (two different things).
I also enjoy puzzles, Sudoku, and card games. I used to play a low stakes poker game with some friends before we graduated and they all moved out of town.
I tend to watch a lot of television, and I'll watch movies occasionally. I like mostly like comedies (The Big Bang Theory, Suburgatory, Enlisted, Super Fun Night, Psych, The Middle, Raising Hope) and I'll sometimes watch dramas, especially if they are science fiction based (Once Upon a Time, Revolution, Intelligence, Person of Interest).
I grew up in an urbanized area so I didn't spend much time outdoors. It is something I'd like to try with someone else (especially walking/hiking, or maybe bicycling).
I recently have been making an effort to exercise more often. I tried a fitness kickboxing class at the Pit and liked it a lot but I was kind of intimidated. Every time I've taken the class I can't do anything for 30 to 60 minutes afterwards (I just sit or lie down and recuperate). Although I mostly enjoyed the Pit, it didn't pan out so a friend and I have been trying to encourage each other to keep going to the gym. We've been taking a bunch of different classes like Boot Camp, Zumba, and yoga.
I enjoy travelling but don't get to do it very often. I've been to parts of Asia, South America, and Europe. Last summer I went to Nebraska for a few days kind of on a whim. I booked the trip about a week before I left and ended up going by myself. It was a little lonely but I was surprised at how much fun I had in Nebraska. It made me realize that I can probably find lots of fun and interesting things to see/do pretty much anywhere and has made me want to visit all 50 states. I would love to find someone to travel with. Could that someone be you?