27Baton Rouge, United States
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My self-summary
I'm Athena. I'm an Army brat, so I've lived all over and have an open mind in regard to different cultures. I guess I go about life in a different way than most, but really I'm just doing what makes me happy and what I hope will make a positive impact on the world. I love adventure, knowledge, and generosity. I'm sapiosexual; if you're not pretty damn intelligent we're not going to go anywhere, least of all to the bedroom. I tend to prefer men, but occasionally I fall for women. It doesn't really matter that much to me whether I'm dating someone. I've found that I'm perfectly happy not being in a relationship, but I would like to eventually have someone with whom I can share all these amazing experiences I've had and with whom I can have new adventures.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved from Germany to Baton Rouge about a year ago to finish earning my undergrad. It's been an amazing year filled with amazing people, but I'm starting to get that itching yearning to discover something new. Because of this, I can't guarantee I'll be in Baton Rouge for that much longer. I read all the time. I involve myself in a lot of social issues, and this is very important to me. At the moment I'm learning to play the ukulele and have started singing again, which used to be a lot of fun for me. I tend to pick up a million different hobbies, causes, and dreams, so I have no idea what I'll be doing with my life a week from now. The only thing that I do consistently is attempt to make the world a bit better.
I’m really good at
Volunteering, reading, learning, listening, traveling, singing, making friends, getting people involved, and most importantly; going on adventures!
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and my passion.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Kurt Vonnegut is my literary hero, my favorite work by him is probably Welcome to the Monkey House. I love books about distopian futures, particularly 1984 and Fahrenheit 451. Classic literature is amazing; Crime and Punishment, Persuasion, The Great Gatsby, etc. I also read a lot of non-fiction and philosophical musings. John Green is easily my favorite young adult novelist, followed by Scott Westerfeld.

As far as music goes, I listen to a pretty broad range of genres, but I guess right now it's mostly folksy, acoustic bands and post hardcore. It's a cliche at this point, but I just can't listen to pop radio.

I don't watch TV, but I do occasionally watch movies. Pretty much anything that has a good plot line or an important message, and this excludes most romantic comedies and action films.
Six things I could never do without
- My amazing family
- My irreplaceable friends
- New places to explore
- Books and the quest for knowledge
- Animals
- Hope
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything. I'm in my head way too much.

I suppose lately I've been putting a lot of thought into how best to utilize my abilities in order to make this world just a little bit better. I don't believe in a god or heaven or any kind of afterlife, I kind of believe that leaving something good behind is really the only way a part of us, our "spirit" if you will, continues on. But then I have to face the fact that not even that lasts forever, which brings me to the next thing I think about a lot...

Oblivion. I'd be lying if I said the thought didn't frighten me on some primal level. Eventually there will be nothing left of any of us. At some point, the universe itself will cease to exist. Trying to find purpose in what is essentially a meaningless existence takes up a lot of my time.

That being said I'm really not morose! I couldn't tell you how, but I've managed to be a pretty happy and hopeful person despite the fact that I think about the meaninglessness of it all so often.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing one of three things:
1) Organizing/participating in some kind of event/conference/fundraiser.
2) Out with friends and either doing something culturally enlightening or getting hammered and wreaking havoc.
3) Cooking myself an elaborate dinner, working my way through a bottle of Chardonnay, and reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most of the time I feel like I'm just pretending to be an adult.
You should message me if
You know someplace cool to explore.
You have a strong sense of passion.
You love adventures.
You care about making positive changes.
You know that morality and religious faith are not mutually inclusive.
You know the what dftba stands for. ;P

Most of the people I've enjoyed meeting on OKcupid have had a cat in one of their photos. Just an observation.
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