Sounded like a good idea to me, too. So I did it. Stuff is in storage back in California, and I'm on the road, visiting family and friends in Ohio at the moment. And hey, I figure why not meet a couple new people while I'm here, eh?
I've lived abroad and in the suburbs of the midwest, but I think of the west coast as home. I'm an introvert but can pass as a people-person. I love my family and friends, but also need quiet time away from them. I think a lot. I cook. I love to explore and try new things. I start far too many conversations with "So, I read this article... "
Life is full of fascinating things. People are full of contradictions. Words can so rarely capture the spirit of anyone. Though the right picture is worth far, far more than a thousand words.
I tend toward a rationalist, scientific perspective - Spock is one of my heroes. But I try very hard to not lose touch with empathy and a sense for how other people see things (Dr. McCoy is another of my heroes). (I watched a lot of Star Trek reruns growing up... still do. It's cheesy-fun, yes? :D )
I believe firmly in random acts of kindness. I try very hard to spend the extra money I earn on making my life, my family's lives, and my friends' lives better.
Also - I'm really, really allergic to cats. They're deal-breakers, which makes me sad. They're quite cute. It's just that I can't breathe when they're around. Boo.