Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
What can I say here...I love BBQ's, board games, volunteering,
hiking, camping, disc golf, skiing, civic engagement, gardening,
friends, family (we are a scattered bunch), and meeting people who
inspire me to continue changing the world to make it a better
I'm a Virgo. And if you're into Meyers Briggs I'm an ESFJ.
I'm organized although by the looks of things I guess they're
"organized piles" but I know where things are and get things done.
I'm a doer - if someone suggests an idea I immediately think about
the steps needed to put that idea into action. I am flexible though
and can be spontaneous but at my core I am a planner and I like to
think ahead. I enjoy "having a plan to diverge from."
I am an activist, a giver, a social worker, sensitive, a lover of
sci-fi. I do not shop at Walmart (unless it is the middle of the
night and it's a desperate situation). I give to charity. I'd
rather wear flats over heels. I love the smell of the ocean.
I feel really serious writing this summary, but I'm actually a
pretty laid back person. I have my standards and expectations when
it comes to being in a partnership with someone (i.e. open and
honest communication, dependability, loyalty, kindness and
compassion). I'm also an optimist. I can do this while being a
critical thinker. Generally, I think the world is a place of hope
and that there is beauty all around if we're open to it. Right now
I'm down with a game of minigolf, pool, scrabble, or a cup of
coffee with new people.
I'm from Baltimore MD originally and have been living in
Waterville, Maine for the last 12 years.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
After earning a B.A. in Human Development I spent 2 years in
Americorps working at a couple of non profits, one of which turned
into a job researching and developing programs for girls (engaging
girls as agents of social change and teaching skills to be critical
thinkers, leaders and expand their horizons).
After finishing my masters in Social Work I started working part
time as a clinician for individual and family counseling.
Unfortunately this means I work 50+ hours during the weekdays and
sometimes on a Saturday or Sunday (but I have flex time so I'm not
working ALL the time!). I also enjoy volunteering in my community
especially in my neighborhood to improve it. I recently joined the
Planning Board for Waterville, which is new and interesting. I'm
learning a lot about Robert's Rules!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at planning (events, projects, trips), rock
climbing, cribbage. I'm really good at laughing at myself. If
you're stranded at the airport an hour and half away at 11:00 at
night, I'm really good at coming to the rescue as I am a loyal
friend. :) I'm really good at listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My glasses. I used to have a nose ring but had to take it out for
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(a)I like to read a lot. I always have a stack of books on my night
stand in rotation. Usually a novel or a memoir, an academic book
related to my field of work, and something from a book club. Some
of my favorites include but are not limited to: Ender's Game, The
Giver, Tuesday's With Morrie, and Brave New World.
(b) I enjoy going to the movies and watching a few television
series that usually get recommended to my by friends. I haven't had
television for 6 years but discovered Netflix a couple of years ago
which I like because I can't stand commercials. Some of my current
watches are: Princess Bride, Spirited Away, Waking Life, What the
Bleep Do We Know, Crash, French Kiss, Running In High Heels, Thelma
and Louise, The Big Lebowski, Dr. Who, Star Trek (I'm not a Trekky
though - I don't quote it! I just love sci-fi), Bones, Lost,
Battlestar Gallactica, 30 Rock.
Generally I like scifi, comedies, some action, and stuff that makes
a person think. I like documentaries.
(c) Music: I am a 90's kid so anything from that era is good for
me! Jamming out to some 80's is also fun! I love Nora Jones and Ani
DiFranco. I'm not a fan of angry aggressive music. The most
aggressive I get is Offspring or Metallica. It has it's place for
me, but I don't like to listen to it constantly. I love NPR and
shows on the radio such as This American Life, Prairie Home
Companion and Car Talk.
(d) Anything Thai, Japanese, or Indian. Anything spicy. I love
green curry! Seafood! I'm from Maryland and I'm a quarter Japanese
so seafood is a staple.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I could never do without:
(1) My day planner - I haven't converted to a blackberry etc.
because I like writing it all down.
(2) My cats: Leela, Kali, and Hermes (yes there are 3 - it's a long
(3) Family (mostly my two younger brothers who are in the picture
(4) Garden (vegetables mostly)
(5) Camping gear
(6) Toss up between phone or laptop (to stay connected)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What's next on my list of "things to do" that I put off from
yesterday. My future and what is going to happen next and how I can
If it's nice out I'm thinking about where to go swimming or hiking
or when's the next available weekend to go camping/have a BBQ with
I spend time thinking about who I haven't talked to in a while and
giving them a call.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging out with friends at a restaurant or going to hear a band
play or chilling at home watching a show to get some quiet time.
While I'm an extrovert and very social (trivia, anyone?!), my jobs
require me to be very social and sometimes a night in with a book
is a welcomed relief!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Sorry, I really don't have much to say on this because I am a
private person until I get to know you.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you think I'm interesting, are curious, and would like to get to
know me better.
If you have goals and are serious about them. (I'm not serious all
the time-I love to laugh and have a sense of humor, but if you have
goals what are you doing to meet them?)
If you've gone on an interesting hike and would like to make a
recommendation. I am always on the look out for a good sushi
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