Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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My playfulness is undeniable and yet my convictions are serious. I
am comfortable in my own skin and am able to be my authentic self.
I can readily laugh at myself and endeavor to never take myself too
seriously. I have come to know that my laughter is quite
I lean to the left and am a little addicted to CBC. Lately I have
become embarrassed to be Canadian with what Harper is doing to our
For those who know MyersBriggs I am an ENFP. I am spontaneous and
can wing my way through most scenarios.
I lived in Brazil for quite some time so am fluent in Portuguese
and have an acquired love of Latin music and very strong coffee. I
have travelled extensively both personally and professionally yet
there are places that seem elusive to me; I would very much like to
visit the smaller Greek islands and also visit relatives in
I appreciate my own company though am seldom alone. Even when
alone, I do not experience loneliness; life is too busy and I can't
seem to find the time to spend with my friends.
I am a mother of one university-attending daughter who means the
world to me. I recently took her and her boyfriend to New York city
to catch a show just for fun!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My work is fulfilling and I choose to do similar things in my spare
time and with similar folks. My personal and professional life
intersects a lot! I do all I can to be intentional about how I
spend my time in hopes always that it, in some small way,
contributes to affecting change for the common good.
And though that may sound awfully righteous, I am cheeky and
subversive and laugh through most of it all.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Over time, it has become evident to me that I have the ability to
make people feel comfortable enough to approach their most
authentic selves. I hold the confidences of many and because of my
value of accompaniment, am able to share closely in the lives of my
friends. Apparently I am a captivating public speaker and have been
quoted back to myself.
I am a good storyteller- both stories from ancient/contemporary
sources and yet tell my own life stories with enthusiasm ...
and I can pitch a tent to withstand storms!
The first things people usually notice about me
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my laughter is contagious and I am attentive to the people around
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
My work requires plenty of reading and so usually I choose
award-winning literature for pleasure, Man Booker, CBC Canada
Reads, some best sellers etc. Non-fiction interests usually are
The films I enjoy most are politically charged or make me laugh;
clever wit entertains me best.
Music- I enjoy soft folk tunes, though my taste can suddenly go way
off into left field. I've been attending house concerts recently
and thoroughly enjoyed the intimacy of that venue and any type of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Though not technically "a thing" I'm not sure how I'd cope without
my close friends and collagues
my sense of humour
(I'm not really attached to the "things" in my life. I've moved
house from one country to another thrice and on two occasions, I
opened my door and gave away most of my belongings to my friends,
leaving with a couple of suitcases with clothing and photos.)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
If "thinking" means wondering I wonder about how my daughter is and
if she is well.
If "thinking" means reflecting upon then I guess I'd say politics -
both small p and capital P politics
small p in terms of what it means to live in community/ social
capital P in terms of what our governments are doing and how we can
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Truly there isn't a typical night though, if referring to an
evening free for pleasure, I would choose either time with friends
over dinner and drinks, an evening with a book, or some time to
putter around the house. Though if anyone made a suggestion, I'd
likely be game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think I would be hard-pressed to find a question about myself
that I'd be reluctant to answer however, I think it would be best
to let those questions emerge.
You should message me if
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At the risk of creating just another list to check off, I'd hope
that your acquired self awareness derives through a life well lived
- that you know of your vulnerabilities and strengths; that you may
have a gentle soul and a warm smile that is captivating; a sound
sensuality and laughter on your heart.
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