Shauntress7
41 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I opened up this okCupid account a couple of years ago, and then I got super busy and neglected it a bit. Now, I think I'm at a point in my life where things are calmer and I can focus on meeting new people. I'm the only member of my family pursuing an artistic career and I've had to come to terms with what it means to follow your passions without feeling like you're refusing to grow up. I still struggle with that, but for the most part I'm immensely grateful for my life. I'm a good friend and maintaining healthy friendships is very important to me. I love New York and the variety / cultural beauty of the city. I enjoy surrounding myself with different types of people and although I can be somewhat of a traditionalist I find experiencing new things invigorating. Lastly, I bought a beautiful new bike last summer and riding it through New York is my new favorite thing. Hoping to take a bike tour through Hudson Valley before the summer's out.
What I’m doing with my life
I am actress, a writer, and a freelance graphic designer. Right now I'm finishing my English degree and freelancing here and there. I've had some really great opportunities over the past year and am trying to make the most of them while also figuring out how I can give back.
I’m really good at
Putting together Ikea furniture. Seriously. I really like to figure out what makes things work. The inner workings of people and objects fascinate me. I'm also good at staying calm under stress and making people laugh, but it helps if you like dry humor.
The first things people usually notice about me
are that I look them in the eye, I'm fairly calm, and not easily shocked. I have a great sense of humor, and I'm also tall which makes me easy to spot on the subway.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Les Miserables, Let the Great World Spin, Hosea, anything about NY history, Pride and Prejudice, Guns, Germs and Steel, The Stranger.

Food: I love to cook and I love to eat food. I do try to eat in an earth-friendly, cost conscious way, though. That tends to mean I don't eat much meat, but I do love a good steak frites every once in a while. Medium-rare.

Movies: Some of my favorite films are The Lives of Others, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Big Lebowski, Half Nelson, Food Inc., Barton Fink, Shakespeare In Love, (500) Days of Summer, The Reader, The Royal Tennenbaums, Elizabeth, Pride and Prejudice (BBC Version), Dark Days, Hester Street, Moonrise Kingdom, Amadeus, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

TV: 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Shameless, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, The Americans, Jessica Jones, Modern Family, Louie, Game of Thrones, The Wire
The six things I could never do without
God
someone or something to love
books
salt
an occasional moment of peace and quiet
laughter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything! I can be found lost in thought quite often.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either rehearsing something or performing in something. When not in a show, I can typically be found catching up with a friend, at home, or watching someone else perform in a play. I do also like to go to the movies or catch live music (singer/songwriter usually) from time to time, but I haven't done that in a while.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nope.
You should message me if
You have a relationship with God (but aren't hateful or dogmatic) kind of quirky (or least doesn't mind quirky in others), has at least a moderate appreciation of art, likes to take things slowly and wants to get to know me a bit better.
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