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My self-summary
I am an only child, and I think that is why my family and friends are so important to me. I am from a military family, and moved around a lot. I learned early on that you have to be outgoing to form new friendships and relationships, but that taking time for yourself is just as important as spending time with people. I love travelling, trying new foods/places to go/experiences, reading, and horseback riding. I am highly motivated and a bit overachieving. When I'm not in class or working, you can typically find me relaxing with my friends or volunteering with Daughters of the American Revolution. Oh yeah, did I mention I'm a bit of a history nerd? :) I love going to museums, concerts, and the theatre. I am a classically trained Soprano, but have horrible stage fright - oddly enough, only when I am singing. If there's anything else you want to know, just ask!

Although, I do have to say that I'm not the type of girl to sit around pining after you. When I'm in a relationship or dating, I want to see you and spend time together, but I have my life and you should have yours. I will never be the type of girl to sit at home waiting for my guy to get home. Screw that! There's too much life out there to live for either of us to be doing that!
What I’m doing with my life
I just started my career in government relations and regulatory affairs as a trade association manager at a multinational firm on M Street. I also graduated in May from American University with my BA in International Relations, but I'm not your typical IR major: my foci were European Studies and Transatlantic Trade. While almost all of my class wants to work at a non-profit and change the world through international development, I am working in the private sector and want to eventually become the VP of Government Relations for a multinational aerospace, software, or cosmetics company (like I said, overachiever). Outside of work, I am heavily involved in Daughters of the American Revolution, focusing mostly on service to veterans and literacy promotion.
I’m really good at
Again, I hate talking about myself. I suppose I am really good at networking, thinking about problems outside of the box, event planning and making people feel welcomed and loved. I truly believe that if you want to get to know someone you should listen as much as you talk. I'm also a fantastic baker! I love baking all sorts of sweets, but am also discovering my love of cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
Wouldn't I have to be someone other than myself to answer this question? lol Beyond physical features, probably that I love to laugh. I am generally a serious person, but I try to find the humor in most situations, especially embarrassing ones. After all, if I can't laugh at myself, I have no right to laugh at anyone else.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Okay, prepare yourself for a long (and slightly nerdy) list:

Books: Pride and Prejudice, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Chicagoland Vampires series, DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, anything by Philippa Gregory or Steve Berry, pretty much anything that is historical fiction or historical fantasy.

Movies: The Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Seven Year Itch, Independence Day, Men in Black (all, though the third one was rather fantastic!), Master and Commander, any of the James Bond series, and probably a thousand others I can't think of right now.

TV Shows: White Collar, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Bones, 1600 Penn, Dr. Who, Fashion Police, Face Off, Top Chef, Bomb Girls, Downton Abbey, Big Bang Theory, and so many more!

Theatre Shows: anything Shakespeare, Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, 42nd Street, War Horse, and so many others.

Music: I was raised on classic 70s and 80s rock (more Blue Oyster Cult, ACDC, Journey, than Metallica) and country music (my current favorites are Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland). That being said, I love jazz, blues, and classical (Chopin and Schubert are my favorites). I also love dancing, so Pit Bull, P!NK, and Lady Gaga are also fantastic.

Food: Sushi and sashimi. Hands down. I could use chopsticks before I could use a fork. I love food, and will try anything once. More than anything else, a culture expresses itself through its food.
Six things I could never do without
These will probably be a bit cliche (fair warning!):

1. God
2. My friends and family
3. Books - did I mention I'm a bit nerdy?
4. Music - no matter what you are feeling, there is a song that expresses it
5. My sense of adventure - if you are willing to step outside your comfort zone, you'll never be bored
6. animals - I have always had pets, and always will
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can be a better me (cliched, I know, but this year has been a year of major changes and self-discovery for me that I hope to continue for the rest of my life). Otherwise, I'm usually trying to figure out what I'll be up to the next few days and who I'm doing it with.
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends. Honestly, I may meet friends for a happy hour and/or dinner, but usually I am wiped by Friday night between work and volunteering. I love dancing and exploring new (to me) places, but I am also a bit of an introvert. No matter what we're doing though, my best nights always involve my friends, even if we're just playing games or watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite what you may think when you look at me, I am self-conscious. I tend to overthink everything, even if it's just an outfit I'm putting together for work or a date. It's something that I am working on, but how I present myself is very important to me.
You should message me if
You find me interesting, you can socialize with a variety of people, own more than one suit, and you are looking for more than casual dating. Also, if you're at least 5'9. Hey, I'm tall for a girl and I find it awkward dating guys shorter than me.
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