I've been a student for nearly twenty years, and I'm currently experiencing some (understandable) apprehension about entering the "real world" of semi-adulthood (I say semi because I value the elements of childhood far to much to ever become a genuine "adult"). I am by no means kicking and screaming, only wondering and (on occasion) worrying. I have been training to be a teacher, and that is truly exciting. I love to read and write, and see language (both written and spoken) as perhaps the highest form of art.
I think. A lot. I love music, movies, art, trees, laughing with anyone (but not at anyone), and witty banter among other things. I try to maintain an appreciation and respect for the depth of human thought, while not forgetting the simple things we take for granted every day. I am a closeted idealist and at my core a romantic. The challenge for me, is avoiding the cynicism that can come from watching a world full of frightened people struggle against one another to secure a place for themselves.
I am a learner, wildly imaginative, and a romantic
I have a knack for devising "what if" scenarios, and often play them out in my head, which makes people wonder what I'm laughing at, or why I'm staring off into space.
I'm good at standing in other peoples shoes, and giving advice. I'm not as good at taking my own though.
I think I like movies so much because of my inherent empathy, I really get drawn into the events of a movie, no matter what I'm watching. I like the occasional mindless comedy, but have a soft spot for the moving dramas. I love the classics and Humphrey Bogart is one of my role models. The only movies I tend to shy away from are horror movies, which are significantly more frightening when you tend to imagine yourself into the cast.
I like any type of music that I can sing along to. I love show tunes because of my history in theater/musical theater and I try to stay up to date with whats currently running on Broadway (but I don't always succeed. I like the oldies (like the Beatles and Beach boys) Motown, and love Classic Rock (Boston, Queen, and Led Zeppelin especially). The only music I would rather not listen to is hardcore Rap or Death Metal.
When it comes to food I like most of it! I try to experiment with different types of food, and have recently been working harder to maintain a balanced and more natural diet (no fast food or things that come in a bag with ingredients I don't know). I love fresh food, which means I end up cooking a lot, which I honestly don't mind. I have a weakness for really good (it MUST be really good) BBQ and my grandmothers cooking.
It's worth mentioning some qualities I like in a girl: I want a girl who will sing with me (just for fun is fine), a girl with a sense of humor is dead sexy, long distance relationships and smokers generally don't fly with me, sorry (not a judgment of character, just a preference).