When I was in high school our English teacher asked us what it was our fantasy to be. Mine was "vagabond." I've succeeded in getting around the globe pretty nicely, without having to sleep under highway bridges.
By day I am a happy corporate type (I've put the road warrior part firmly in the past), by night and weekend, a voracious reader, and by weekend an outdoorsy hiker/bicycle rider/camper.
I grew up bi-lingually and bi-culturally in New York City and in Germany, and I think this has shaped my outlook on many things to a surprising degree.
I enjoy new challenges (completed a Seoul to Busan bike trip last year), and I love to learn about different countries and cultures. Languages are fun for me, and I like to learn/study/think about them.
I am in a good place in life and feel ready to settle down with the right person if I am lucky enough to meet them.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved back to NYC after 3.5 years in Seoul, Korea, a bit over a year ago so I am busy (re)discovering all the amazing things the city has to offer!
I’m really good at
Getting things done. Asking questions. Studying languages. Finding
my way in a new place. And never, ever being bored.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told even by people who don't know me that they can tell
that I have a positive disposition and optimistic outlook.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some books that have shaped my outlook on life in the last 5 years
or so: The Omnivore's Dilemma, Guns, Germs and Steel, The Life You
Movies: Favorite directors are Woody Allen, Almodovar, Doris
Doerrie and Li Ang. In terms of genre I like drama, comedy and
romantic comedy. I can't stand gory or violent movies- don't try to
make me watch one!
TV: I hate TV. Instead of TV, I like NPR.
Music & Shows: Seeking out favorite bands, and shows is not a
major pursuit for me.
Food: Dislike eating small animals whole. Otherwise an omnivore. I
like to cook at home and have friends over for dinner.
The six things I could never do without
1. Family and friends
4. Good food
5. trees and flowers and the blue, blue sky!
6. Hiking, biking & camping gear
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to root myself in New York now that I'm back.
On a typical Friday night I am
Meeting friends to try a new restaurant or bar or having dinner at
a friend's house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read celebrity gossip magazines in waiting rooms and checkout
You should message me if
You think we might be a match, of course! ;-)
Please send me a message that shows that you have actually read my