I am passionate, compassionate, artistic, creative, dedicated, and driven. I am a dreamer, an analytic thinker, a nature lover, a book-reader, an educator, a social justice advocator, and aspiring cook.
I live by the saying: "Let go, don't let up!" and I believe that:
♥ those that are the hardest to love are the ones that need it the most ♥
*We can learn a lot from crayons…they are all different colors but they all exist very nicely in the same box.
*there is never nothing happening, there is no ordinary occurrence.
*knowledge and wisdom are not the same, wisdom is doing.
*a warrior acts while a fool reacts.
*true courage is absolute vulnerability
*the journey is what brings us true happiness, not the final destination.
As it may be apparent: I'm a fan of a good quote and would love to begin making a daily journal of them... I would love contributions!!
I work with children, in education, with communities, and around philosophy. I spend a lot of time volunteering-- some say I may be addicted ;)
I am growing and challenging myself to do things outside of my comfort zone, to live and be who I want and believe I can be. To live and love without conditions or expectations, to find inner peace and strength.
being reliable, honest and transparent, listening, deep conversations, asking the difficult questions, challenging conformity and normality
working, playing, and learning from children, creating and enjoying all forms of art, philosophizing, education (teaching, training, visioning), social justice/community organizing
my generosity and my hospitality
Movies/shows: six feet under, deadwood, cooking shows, arrested development, mary and max, forest gump, finding nemo, Horton hears a who, my cousin vinny, a fish called Wanda, defending your life, law and order (guilty pleasure), magnolia, the office, submarine, little miss sunshine
Music: open to listening to anything (can take country and rap in small doses in appropriate settings), love live music and acoustic guitar, classical music, and singer/songwriter. Love spanish music to tango and salsa to! Currently I have been listening to: iron and wine, sufjan stevens, bon iver and mixed cd's from friends. I prefer chill music with meaningful/thoughtful lyrics
Food: I love good food :) and will try anything once! Seafood, sushi, anything made with pesto, sharp cheddar cheese, mushrooms, salmon, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, raspberries (any fruit!) and chocolate (not all together of course!). I enjoy a good glass of wine, chilled sake,creative nature infused cocktails, stong coffee and spicy chai.
Enjoying great food, drinks, and conversation with others
Nature...the outdoors (fresh air and open sky)
Friends and Family (I cherish those I am able to turn to, those in my life that are truly present and really hear me)
Solitude (with a good book, or meditative space)
Creativity (enjoying and expressing)
New experiences (learning from everything I do) ---I know, Im one over...I always push the boundaries
How my everyday actions (and in-actions) impact my life and those around me...the future of humanity
On a more 'grounded' note: what is for dinner (each week I try to cook something new)
That I pee in the shower :) sometimes!
you value strength and vulnerability (as appropriate), committed to living a meaningful life that is conscious and compassionate to yourself and others. you are more (or at least equally) concerned with inner beauty than outer beauty.
if you are often described as a 'old soul'
if you experience empathy and communicate openly
If you can (and would enjoy) keeping up with me intellectually
If you can balance confidence with humility.