I'm in school again for a secondary degree (B.S.Psychology) and will ultimately go for the masters degree in this field...so I'm in class a lot but I'm more than willing/happy to make time!
Outside of that, I write novels; I have one published and I'm working on another. I also have three more that are written but need editing. I spend free time doing whatever sounds good, be it a drive or time with friends. In most cases (right now) it's studying.
But don't take that for not being driven...I'm well into my career, I work on bettering myself and helping those around me, almost to a fault. I'll give you the shirt off my back, in the rain if it'll help you.
I'm great at enabling people (unless I'm asked not to for reasons) but in a funny, "haha" kind of way. One of my best friends told me that she should get a shirt that simply says "Enabler" or "Trust me, I'm an enabler" on it. So, there's also that.
Finding a great dive bar to have enormous amounts of tacos.
Finding an upscale, out of the way place to have dessert.
Finding an out of the way book to read that's awesome (Like "Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse"
I'm also good at calling people out on their BS, researching things, being informed, empathy, random useless trivia, random useless movie trivia, working on cars, building things, working on computers, being there for friends, listening, hearing, pets, taking care of myself, being an adult when it's needed (SEE responsible)...
And, as mentioned, I'm an enabler...but in the "ha-ha" funny way.
TACO's...because they are their own food group ;)
A heartbreaking work of Staggering Genius, The Creation of the American Republic, Lies My teacher Told Me, Jitterbug Perfume, The Lies of Locke Lamora, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Neuromancer, Boneshaker, The Hunger Games, Go-Go-Girls of the Apocalypse, The Harry Potter Series, The Foundation Series, Enders Game, Locke and Key and a bunch more graphic novels, some Stephen King (I prefer his short stories), Dean Koontz, A. Lee Martinez, Go-Go-Girls of the Apocalypse...Octavia Butler is an amazing sci-fi writer and her book KINDRED is a must read! Andrea Hairston and Mindscape...the list goes on and on...
Star Wars (original trilogy, unchanged), Raiders of the Lost Ark, Goodfellas, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Airplane!, The Count of Monte Cristo, Brainscan, The Last Starfighter, etc...
Trip hop, funk, Jazz such as Miles Davis, Coltrane, Monk, Junior Kimbrough; old Motown, Sisters of Mercy, Depeche Mode, VNV Nation, The Beach Fossils, Wumpscut, Bassnectar, the cure, Any old school goth, metal, etc...I grew up listening to a lot of different music.
My laptop, iPad, iPhone
My core group of friends
Furry, four legged friends
My car, because it's freedom
A fantastic getaway destination
When will science actually be able to perform a full brain transplant from human to human? Seriously :)
Some people find it intimidating that I'm overly extroverted and that I'm out doing SOMETHING a lot, either by myself or with friends...that's mainly because I'm single; I like being out, but that doesn't mean I'm adverse to spending a nite in relaxing.