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My self-summary
I have lived many different places around the world and met people in almost every situation, some significantly more entertaining than others...the situations, as well as, the people.

I'm bilingual, but I don't speak French, at least not well enough to mention it. I love to travel, have been to over 25 countries and will keep going as soon as I figure out the best way to make it happen! I'm outgoing, friendly, and easy to talk to. I work in downtown London...in an office...it's really not that exciting.

I love the outdoors, reading, movies, and meeting new people in any setting. Pets are great and I'd have a dog if I was sure I'd settle down somewhere, but I figure there's still a bit of time before I have to commit to that decision.
What I’m doing with my life
I just returned from traveling and working abroad for the better part of three years and moved up to Ottawa...then London. Prior to that (all the travels), I was living in London. I would love to continue to travel and to eventually work abroad, but at the moment I'm more focused on continuing my education and doing work that is both new and challenging. That being said, at this moment I'm not doing anything productive...I'm filling out this essay.
I’m really good at
Meeting and getting to know new people;
Trying new things (anything from food to career paths);
Getting distracted;
Scrambling to work under pressure to deliver a good result...this may have something to do with being good at procrastinating; and
Leaving significant attributes surrounded in an air of mystery!
The first things people usually notice about me
Well, when I was teaching in Asia it was my eyes... notably, they were not dark brown. Anyone who's been there should understand. That I'm talkative and will usually go out of my way to be nice to someone. As for anything else they may notice, I hope it's all good! Oh, and apparently I seem very well put-together. I would dispute this, but I figure I should take the compliment...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I've read a lot, but go through phases where I may not pick up a book for a month. Usually go through one a week. I'll read anything that is recommended to me, but try to switch back and forth between fiction and non-fiction. TV shows are great, but I refuse to watch them one week at a time unless I'm really hooked (e.g. Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Californication). For music, live shows are the best, but I"ll give most artists/songs a chance. Techno is a bit hard for me to listen to at home though, feels like I should be out at a club and not on a couch.

Food deserves it's own paragraph. Everything is worth trying. I've had bugs, silkworm larvae, octopus that's still moving around, snake blood, chicken feet, and a ton of other things that would make most people cringe. At the end of the day, I enjoy cooking (not so much the cleaning) and can make do with almost anything! Peanut Butter is gross, though.
Six things I could never do without
1) People. If I couldn't be in a social setting I think I would lose my mind under the weight of my own thoughts. I love going to meet new people and making new friends wherever I am.

2)New places to go. My list keeps growing and I'm confident that I won't have time to go everywhere in the world that I want to go before I die. I guess I'm hooked and doomed to wander the world forever...as long as each place I go to is somewhere I have not spent much time in before!

3)Books. If only to have something to do when you're sitting on the subway/MRT/tube/underground. Wait, do we have one of those in Ottawa?

4)Family. I can go a year without talking to any of mine and significantly longer without seeing them, but I don't know what I'd do without them.

5)Good food. This isn't about basic sustenance. Eating is great. Eating a delicious meal is unbeatable. Your mood lifts up and many good things follow! I might be suicidal if the only food on Earth was french fries or some other rubbish.

6)Art/Beauty/Music. I mean, it makes life worth living. And I'm no artist.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What to do next with my life. Going back to school seems smart, but travel, ambitions, and the need for contentment all come into play. In short, thinking about where I want to go and what I want to do...as long as it makes a positive difference in the lives of other people. The new job and a steady income certainly take some of the edge off of worrying, though!
On a typical Friday night I am
Out at the pub with a few friends or making new ones.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Doesn't admitting it negate its definition as a private thing? I'm afraid of snakes. Even thinking about those things gives me shivers.
You should message me if
You're open to meeting new people and seeing new places. Are more concerned with being happy and making a difference than buying a designer purse. Have an interest in the world around you and enjoy adventure. Also, if you have a dog, that's a big plus! I've been traveling too much to get one lately, but they are, by far, my favourite animals!
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