In other news, I worked as a public school teacher and assistant principal for the second half of the first third of my life, and thank God (literally), I was delivered from that. If we get to know each other, I'll gladly share some of the stories. Ask me about how video cameras in school building hallways can be helpful or what a handgun looks like up close when you take it off of a student. I've got stories you wouldn't believe.
Plus, now I can go to the bathroom on a whem.
I now work in another people-focused industry in which my education past is a big help. Also, being a Southerner, where it's not uncommon to say hello to a complete stranger, is a big help. I've inherited the skill of conversing with anyone about anything from my mom who says she would talk to a light pole. (I've seen her do it). For me, it comes from a place of genuine interest.
I'm originally from a blue dot city in a red state. I grew up swimming in spring water, hiking wildlife reserves with Mom Dukes, watching my dad fix stuff he found on his daily routes while driving the garbage truck and selling Girl Scout cookies when they cost only $1; I know my way around a comfy pair of Burkenstocks and some cutoff Levis.
I recently took a weekend vacay upstate to
Woodstock. It was the best out of town trip I've taken in quite a while. It involved good food, great weather, nice people and a return to nature. This Southern Baptist even visited the Tibetan temple there, nestled in the hills of the Catskills (I think). I didn't worship there, but just took off my shoes and looked at all of the gold statues.
Please know that I'm not country, but Southern. There's a difference. Who in New York is a real New Yorker nowadays? New Yorkers, you have accents too!!
I like traveling, sleeping, lounging, swimming, eating, futbol and relaxing on almost any Jamaican beach. I just took up kickboxing as well.
Please don't ask me to "tell me [you] more about yourself [myself]." That's an interview question. Instead, we both can learn more about each other by talking, not just texting. :)