I have learned a few things on these 41 some odd revolutions around the sun...People are wonderful and complicated creatures. All of us. We’ve all done good and we’ve all done bad and we all have our story and nothing we do can change the past. And all of our stories are amazing. I have learned that being real and being seen are better than people thinking some fake version of you is great.
I’m a big fan of Augusten Burroughs - he once wrote the following:
“If you meet somebody and they love you when you are your true, awful, not ready yet, boring, not cool enough, not handsome enough, not pretty enough, too fat, too poor self? And if you love them back so much it makes you calm? And they have flaws and you do not mind a single one of them?
That means you get yourself to the church and you pull one of those priests out of bed and you have him cast one of those wedding spells on you.
Because if you found that, you found it,”
I love that. It isn’t so much about getting married but about finding the one who gets you and accepts you and the one that you get and you accept. That’s really the best!
I love fun. I have a silly streak a mile long and I speak sarcasm fluently. I sing (sometimes badly) very loudly in my car ….and in the kitchen….the shower….walking down the street. Hopefully you get the point. I often forget that I am at work and start singing. Thankfully the people who sit near me find this endearing. I have an amazing group of friends. If you can judge the quality of person by their friends then I am one of the best out there. I know just how blessed I am to be surrounded by the people I have.
I love music - live or on the radio. A great night for me is going to a lovely meal and then to see one of my favourite bands play. (details on tastes below). I love dining out and I love cooking. I love throwing a dinner party. I also love just ordering pizza and watching a movie. Mostly I love to be surrounded by people who make me think, who make me laugh and who love me just as I am.
I’m pretty active. Whether it be an exercise class at the gym (which always seem to happen at 5:30 am - lord help me!), or a hike in a park or just running around being goofy. I like moving and I prefer to do it with others or it gets a smidge boring, don't you agree?
I could spend an entire day in a museum (and have). I could spend an entire day in a movie theater (and have - I even ran away once to the Sundance Film Festival). I could get in the car and drive until I find a pretty place to sit or explore. I could visit wineries, breweries (preferably with a nice mix of hoppy beers...why yes, I prefer beer that tastes like grapefruit and pine needles, thank you very much) , fun new restaurants or old favs. I could just hop the train to the city and see where my nose takes me that day. Or I could spend a quiet day at home alone or with someone - watch some movies, talk, cook a great meal and enjoy each other's company.
I have a passion for art, music and politics (yes, I love to discuss them, yes I can get REALLY annoyed with the current environment - but I'm also the go to person when my friends have questions about the process - the joys of a degree in Poli Sci, I suppose. It should be said from the outset that I am a die-hard liberal). I love to learn about the world, cultures, history and stories. I really just love the stories that people have to share whether they do it through art, music, politics, storytelling. I am just fascinated by people.