*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. And, am very thankful to have local "chosen" nieces & nephews (good friends' children whom I get to see a lot).
* This said, I'm also fine (at this point) with not having my own children, and, am open to this happening eventually, or not.
*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' (bonus point if you know to what this refers [hint: nothing to do with lying down physicality ;^}].
*I love Dr. Seuss (and also love it when others spell his name correctly!).
*I love sports (and have ever since I was about 3 or 4 years-old).
*I like to speak Pig Latin (this is the mysterious 'other' language that I speak).
*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 (Cambridge, MA) 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*I can be quite zany/wacky/absurd and also rather stoic/quiet/withdrawn (generally not all at the same time!).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 like I just don't get it! ;*]
*I love a good view/vista (though 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 'dumpster 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!)