I am a very spiritual person, and feel a strong connection to the universe. I like many parts of many faiths, and have come to conclude that almost all of us are going after the same thing, but we just have different names for it. I am ever-changing and ever-growing in my spiritual beliefs, but I know without a doubt that there is a higher power in this universe and in my life. I respect all faiths and non-believers.
I am extremely passionate about human rights issues- women's rights, #blacklivesmatter and all rights concerning people of color, as well as LGTBQ rights. These issues have become a part of who I am as a human being. I am an activist, as much as I can be as an expat!
Before moving to China, the past 11 years of my life were spent studying classical voice, theater, piano, and opera performance. Music will always be a part of my life, but I felt a calling to discover the parts of "Annie" that were outside of music. Thus, the journey began.....
Having philosophical discussions. Being honest. Loving.
Books-- Historical Fiction, Harry Potter Series, Augusten Burroughs
Movies-- The Incredibles, Sense and Sensibility, A Time to Kill, Dirty Dancing, American History X, Malcom X, Walk the Line, Major League, What Dreams May Come, The American President, Shawshank Redemption, Ray, Harry Potter, Disney movies
TV-- Criminal Minds, Law & Order: SVU, Orange is the New Black, Charmed, Friends, Family Guy, Archer, Grey's Anatomy, PACKER football!
Food-- Sushi, Mexican, Thai, Indian, a really tasty sandwich, and any smelly cheese from France.
God, a Higher Power, my spirituality...whatever you want to call it... Has to be the most important thing in my life, or everything else will go.
The reeeeeeally important list:
Singing & Music
Family (biological and not)
That one person who gets me
The warmth of the sun
the sounds and sights of the Ocean
Beautiful, scenic views in nature
My health and athletic abilities
The surface list:
Espresso (from starbucks preferably)
a pub for food, a chat, and music :)
That song that fits my mood perfectly
Human rights issues- the struggle of marginalized groups- women, people of color, LGBTQIA.
What is the source of all energy and life- God?-Allah?-Shiva?-etc...., chakras, spirit animals and guides, spirituality, meditation, the universe and how infinitely huge it is, multiple realities, past lives, soul connections, why the pyramids are in exact alignment across the globe...
Where I'm going next...
I liked watching the 2014 World Cup...(I've never enjoyed watching soccer in my life.)
You believe in basic human rights that have nothing to do with religion, and you recognize that a lack of human rights is running rampant across the world right now.
You recognize your privilege.
You don't subscribe to any "Man of the house" bullshit.
You want a partner and companion, not a maid, cook, ego-boost, or baby-maker.
You're not afraid to get on a plane and travel the world!
You're not afraid to talk about important life stuff when it comes up.
You recognize that not every woman's vagina is connected to her heart.
You treat everyone around you with kindness, compassion, and humility- unless they deserve a verbal beating for being cruel to someone else- in which case, go for it!
You know how to really listen.
You understand that I mean what I say and say what I mean.
You don't try to exoticize me or secretly hope you will change me into the mold of your own culture.
You're not afraid to call me out on my shit...and you can take me calling you out on yours.
You're not going to tell me you love me after the first week.
You see the value of building a strong friendship with a potential romantic partner.
You're not afraid of anything I have just listed here. :)