I love to play sports, especially sand volleyball and hot yoga... but I have done everything from soccer to triathlons. I recently started taking a SUP Yoga class and LOVE it. I'm taking on a half ironman soon, so hopefully I won't get beaten by an 80 year old (or get eaten by a shark)! I dislike being busy all the time... I am working on it; I promise. I think it is very important to pursue health, balance, and Truth (and yes, I like the Oxford comma).
I tend to be a little sarcastic and snarky. I get very passionate about things that tug on my heart-strings. I am something of a contradiction: I am hopelessly romantic while also quite cynical (it might be a mix of realism and a defense mechanism). I am wrapping up my second masters and will be shifting my career from teaching to the business world.
I can be a little slow to "let people in," but when I do, you're really in. I am definitely not perfect, but I always mean well. I don't have my ears pierced, and I'm not that into jewelry. I love (GREEN) tea. I named my car Paschal even though it's a Toyota. I try to live and love in a way that truly aims for the good of the other person.
Although I'm a Texas native, I'm new to Austin... your recommendations are much appreciated as I get settled.
Books: Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers; The Great Divorce, by CS Lewis; Divine Comedy, by Dante
Most recent read: The Third Industrial Revolution, by Jeremy Rifkin
Movies: Under the Tuscan Sun, Children of Men, Return to Me, Boondock Saints, Italian Job... I've been on a dark comedy kick. In Bruges, anyone?
Shows: The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother
Music: Almost anything (no heavy metal or whiny country)... I have a playlist for every occasion.
Food: CHOCOLATE, Italian, Mexican, Japanese (I have a thing for hibachi), fresh fruit (especially guava and mamones... if you know where to get either of those in the states, please lmk), salads... I will try most things at least once
Chocolate (the darker, the better)
I know this might make me sound like an old man, but I love a single malt scotch old enough to order its own single malt scotch.
... you know who you are and what you want in life.
... you can have an interesting conversation that lasts longer than 5 minutes.
... you understand that relationships take a lot of work.
... you have the capacity for empathy.
... you are taller than me (negotiable).
... you like to be spontaneous and see the world.
... you actually do what you say (calling, showing up on time for things, etc)
... you do NOT smoke.
... you can tell your mother, "no."
... you are a gentleman and know how to pursue a woman (chivalry is not dead; it just doesn't live in everyone). If you are looking for a one night stand, I am NOT the girl for you.
... you are a practicing Christian (Catholic preferred).
... you are debt free (or are actively working on becoming so).
... you are active and/or athletic.
... you are musically inclined (a little rhythm and pitch go a long way... knowing how to dance is a huge plus).
... you are literate enough to avoid common grammar mistakes (for example, you can distinguish your/you're and their/there/they're).
... you understand this quote: "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."