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My self-summary
I go back and forth between wishing I Lived in the past and experiencing what our future may be like. Alas, I straddle the two and thrive in the present.

When I was a kid, my dad and I would spend countless hours staying up looking at the stars or driving home from soccer practice talking about the "what ifs" in life. Sometimes that may have come in the form of "what's out there?' or analyzing any number of current going-ons in the world. To this day, if you get me going enough, or get enough wine in me, I still love discussing almost any topic deeply.

So, yeah, I love getting passionate and involved in whatever I'm doing. I have a degree in theatre which allowed me to explore the intensity of people with an artistic passion. And now I'm finishing up my PhD in Psychology Special Education where I get to ask the "what ifs" and "whys" about life with a whole new kind of intensity. So no matter whether we're discussing something serious or frivolously laughing at the TV, I love passion and honest moments. I crave ALL kinds of mental stimulation! That's why movies, while fun, aren't my ideal first date... I want to get to know you :)

So what kind of person do I tend to gravitate towards? One who has a passion for something, ANYthing really. It doesn't have to be academic or even world-changing, just someone that loves what they do unabashedly (or is trying to figure out that part of them, sometimes that is very sexy, too ;) And with that, I think it's very attractive when someone loves being with me but also loves a healthy balance with their friends or alone time.

My mantra tends to be one of positive regard and acceptance for the way things are. It seems to me that when people accept situations for what they are and don't try to change them, peace tends to take over. And when peace takes over, I think happiness finds its way in to our lives. I love meeting open-minded and progressive people, ones that will push me and help me to grow. I do my very best to accept people for where they are in life (even though sometimes frustration happens ;) I tend to laugh a lot and prefer playful banter. I love when I can inspire people to go after the things in life they love . . . after all, the most important people in my life have done the very same for me. And maybe we can even inspire each other.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the Director of Early Learning and Research at a firm in Columbus and finishing up my dissertation.
I’m really good at
I'm obsessed with anything baseball and play on a local softball team here :) I'm usually game for just about any sport! Also Love playing music (jazz sax and piano).
The first things people usually notice about me
Hopefully they notice my openness and an outgoing desire to meet people and to get to know them. I Love getting to know people as they truly are. If you're sad be sad, if you're happy be happy and anything in between :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I could read David Sedaris all day and all night :) Just fun hilarious reading (written well). I also Love Malcom Gladwell's books (Blink, Tipping Point etc.) and anything that takes me on a journey, whether it's simple like Harry Potter or a Nobel prize winning piece of literature.
Six things I could never do without
I admit, I'd be troubled without the internet :/
Feel naked without my phone.
Something to play music on.
Books/reading of some kind.
My pup!
My temperpedic pillow haha...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
being mindful and present of what's happening in the moment. . I also think a ton about my research projects and teachers/kids I work with, love, life and accepting all the moments that we stumble upon and a ton of other things that wont' be done justice in this section . . .
On a typical Friday night I am
I prefer being with friends drinking wine or chilling. Maybe a wine and board game night :) Maybe a movie night. Something chill, but also need to mix it up and go OUT. I need both equally :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've made some mistakes in the past . . . and I still have some growing to do . . .and some more mistakes to make . . . but hoping people are on my same page and we can go through stuff together.
You should message me if
you're pretty open minded, open to being vulnerable, or give a killer massage ;)
The two of us