I prefer not being labeled or pigeon-holed.
Playfulness/laughter/humor= essential for me, and a hugely important 'language' of connection for me with others.
Throw in some witty banter, too, please!
I have both highly competitive and not particularly ambitious sides to me.
I find myself rather paradoxical in many ways (and yet also not ;*)).
What interests me most on the broadest & deepest levels these days is showing up authentically & being real-- whatever this looks like/means for NOW.
I feel much less need/desire to 'take care' of another and (hopefully) more capacity to/interest in 'care/ing for'.
I delight in young children, and wish I saw my nieces & nephew more.
I loved teaching pre-school back in '95 (though not sure I'd want to do it again at this point).
I love to dance.
I like making to-do lists and checking things off once completed.
I've always considered myself 'spiritual' but not 'religious'.
Words & Numbers= very cool, very fun, very interesting.
I am a semi-recovering 'spoonerizer'.
I love Dr. Seuss (and also love it when others spell his name correctly!).
I love sports.
I like to speak Pig Latin.
My 3 months in Ecuador (back in '94) resulted in meditation- practice inspiration and some pretty mediocre (at best) Spanish-speaking ability.
I can wiggle my ears.
I love vegan doughnuts.
I am a pretty even mix of introvert & extravert, somewhat more on the extraverted side these days.
I can be extremely irreverent... and, I can also be very reverent.
I love it when others, as well as myself, are able to acknowledge/embrace/welcome their limitations/weaknesses/challenges and 'shadow' side(s).
I like that I've retained some of my more stereotypical northeast sensibilities/qualities, even though I've lived here since '97.
I like to eat more than I like to cook.
I can be quite zany/wacky/absurd and also rather stoic/quiet/withdrawn (generally not all at the same time!).
I generally feel at home both in my 'masculine' and 'feminine' aspects.
Taking care of myself on all levels is a priority.
I can be good at withdrawing and am getting much better at staying connected (to myself and others) even as this happens.
I consider myself quite sensitive and intuitive in many ways, and, there are moments when I feel anything but!
I love a good view/vista (um, who doesn't?).
I love a good road trip and I really like to drive.
I can be an anal/compulsive recycler/composter, and at work will go 'trash diving' to sort things into their appropriate bins.
I love consolidating and simplifying.
Okay, this is enough (a lot!) for now. You are either curious about finding out more, or you're not. ;*} (Oh, and I am a big fan of the emoticon!)