I am open-minded, adventurous, curious, intellectual/intelligent, fun (loving), sincere, very easy-going, independent, confident, and outgoing. My friends describe me as effervescent...
I've got a career/profession that I enjoy/am passionate about. It's very broad and my professional path has taken me to places and given me opportunities that have shaped my life in a positive way. It brings variety, challenges, and neverending learning opportunities. However, it does not define me. I work hard, but I don't live to work.
My life outside of work is filled with lots of activity, but I do appreciate the quieter moments in life as well. Traveling and getting out in the world are my ultimate passions in life. I love to travel off the beaten path and explore off-limits. It's the gateway to learning about the larger world we live in, but also a way for me to learn more about myself. It totally takes me out of my comfort zone and makes me more resourceful.
I also enjoy pilates/yoga, swimming, biking on my sweet orange bicycle (I call her the Orange DreamCycle), hiking (nature and urban), SCUBA (but haven't been in a while) and snorkeling (really anything water-related), reading (books, magazines, newspapers), photography, good food, live music, volunteering, museums, movies (mainly foreign and indies, but mainstream as well), the SF Bay Area's unique/fascinating events/festivals/etc. I also work on home/DIY projects and crafts in my condo.