I am ambitious--there's way more to do than there is time--and I really enjoy learning.
I enjoy watching (controlled!) fires, sitting at waterfalls, walks in nature, swimming with my kids (which is technically not swimming!), farmer's markets, CSAs, camping, MassMOCA, hearing my children laugh, knowing that I've contributed to making someone's life more wonderful... My life's been hard, so I value the present moment and living "the good life."
I strive to live lightly on the Earth, take care of it and appreciate all its simple yet complex beauty.
I'm ever hopeful, but sometimes I need a friend to cheer me up from the dark places I find.
Some traits I value are: the children are the future--teach them well, love them deeply; know thyself; dream; fix what's broken or hire someone else to do it; contribute to the good in the world; be practical and prepared; see a project through to the end; appreciate money without worshiping or avoiding it; enjoy a glass of wine, beer, or liqueur or a good cup of coffee without NEEDING them; cultivate strength and health in mind, heart, and body; be self confident but not *proud* to a fault; help others; take care of things; awareness/observation.