bsumm1
28Somerville, United States
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My self-summary
My cocktail recipe:
1 part Jew
1 part Educator
1 part Singer
2 parts Jokester
A dash of Social Intelligence
Garnish with a gift of the gab and a nice lemon
What I’m doing with my life
I spend my days as an educator in a synagogue helping teens build their identities and form meaningful connections with service and community. I've been running from this type of thing most of my life because my whole family has a history of working in education and I didn't want to be defined by it but now that I'm actually doing it, I am freaking loving it. Go figure.

I have big goals for myself professionally, so grad school is on my horizon for sure. I want to change how we approach emotional health in our schools and communities and want to champion mindfulness in everyday life. I am working on a book project that brings me tons of joy and I am always on the lookout for more perspectives to infuse into what I write. I practice daily meditation and I use Flotation Tanks at least once a month to reach deeper levels of myself. Don't know what a Flotation Tank is? Ask me about it, and I'd be happy to share what I know and am still learning :)

I love people and have found that I need to be with someone who shares that love too. Every conversation, every trip or walk down a street, is a chance to change the world and bring a little happiness. If you feel the same way, we should connect.
I’m really good at
-An English accent (I had one as a child but was sent to speech therapy to get rid of it lest I develop a speech impediment...great party trick though)
-beatboxing
-singing sentences in casual conversations
-empathizing
-nerding out with a great video game
-Having a dance party of 1 in the airport, in line at the grocery store, on the T, walking down a street, basically anywhere and everywhere as long as I have headphones and some Organic House to vibe to.
-public speaking of all kinds
-making my friends laugh
-making people feel welcome, accepted, and important
-talking ALL things soccer
-playing with animals
-making babies laugh
-calling my grandmother every Friday to see how her week was
-drinking until I hit my absolute limit and not going over it (usually),
-learning new board/card games
-bringing people together, building connections and seeing the bigger picture
-making creative sandwiches (I used to be baker and sandwich guru professionally)
The first things people usually notice about me
Spiritually: My energy and that I make them feel like the most important person in the room

Physically: My Buddha smile and lovely shnoz
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Current top 5 for books:
Take Your Time: The Wisdom Of Slowing Down, The Mindful Brain, The Lord Of The Rings, Not In Gods Name, Thank You For Being Late

Current top 5 for movies:
Gladiator, Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Arrival, The Trip, Hot Fuzz

Current top 5 for shows:
Peaky Blinders, Marco Polo, Black Sails, Silicon Valley, Vikings

Current top 5 for food:
Omelets w/ Avocado & Caramelized Onions & Spinach & Goats Cheese, Mac N Cheese Home-style, Veggie Burgers, Philly Roll Sushi, Cheerios & OJ [the ultimate combo]
Six things I could never do without
- My Family
- People
- Music
- Laughter
- Jewishness
- My teams (Revs and Spurs)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mindfulness and being in the present moment, Floating, meditation, soccer, humanity, philosophy and how will I bring joy into the world today
On a typical Friday night I am
Really varied. Could be singing, eating, telling stories, spending quality time with friends or family, playing board games, drinking whiskeys, raging, reading
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like old radio shows from the 50s
You should message me if
You really enjoy watching soccer (at that point you've already won me over)

Or you want to meet up with a sane non-creeper just so you can tell yourself that there are some decent gentlemen out there who are just looking for connection and depth like you are. I'm all about open communication, challenging each other to be better everyday, but also accepting people for their faults as well as their strengths. If that sounds like something you connect with, you might as well go for it :)
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