36 Ottawa, Canada
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My self-summary
Let's just say, I'm the kind of girl who has no qualms about sneaking into a family-and-friends-only KIDTH after party. And, hey, once I'm in, it would be rude to refuse the beer offered, right?
What I’m doing with my life
Is it bragging to say I get paid to do social development work that matters to me?

I'm also volunteering for causes that are important to me with people I aspire to be more like.

If the nihilists are right that none of this matters, then might as well make it as awesome as it can be. And if the nihilists are wrong, even better.
I’m really good at
Spotting the folks in a gathering, group or team who hold the de facto power.

I like to think I'm also really good at bringing many people in to a group and helping them feel comfortable and included so they can contribute what matters to them.

Oh, and I'm really good at planning last-minute adventures. Or, at least, planning the start of the last-minute adventure and going with however the adventure unfolds.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm open and interested in hearing people's stories? This based on the fact that folks often seem to come up to me to chat. And after they start chatting, they notice that I actually care. *gasp* I know. Caring. So naive.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shows & movies: I'm one of *those* people who don't really watch shows and movies. Too many things to do, see and get involved in.

Now and again, I'll watch a bit of Sherlock or Portlandia. Maybe some youtube clips of Conan O'Brien or Jimmy Fallon. Also Me, You And Everyone We Know.

I can always make time for live theatre, dance and music, however.

Books: Sophie's World. I just finished reading Breaking Trail, written by Len Marchand, Canada's first Aboriginal MP.

Music: Bruce Cockburn, Zaki Ibrahim, Don Ross, Haydn, and Souljazz Orchestra.

Food: The usual suspects, y'know, sushi, East Indian, Thai, Korean. I do like me some good fry bread, though.
The six things I could never do without
Volunteering on an issue or project I care about with people who are also driven to help make positive change. Cheesy, but true.

The other five things don't really matter, so long as I've got purpose.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
To be honest, how I can get everything done I would like to (and have promised people I would do with and for them). Preferably during daylight hours.

This could be stuff like TRC reconciliation initiatives, voter ID and registration info sessions, gathering a group of people interested in designing and delivering a large-scale form of empathy exercise; pretty standard stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Like everyone, there is no typical Friday night for me. One Friday, I might be at a barbeque brainstorming how to expand a volunteer project across the province, and the next, I could be an extra in a video shoot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My house is not nearly as tidy as I would like, but there are just so many amazing things to do and get involved in.
You should message me if
You cycle and are game for last-minute adventures.