All of that sounds sort of serious, but I also have a fun and silly side to me, I promise!
In my free time, I genuinely enjoy working out, happy hours with friends, relaxing...I’m pretty open to anything as long as I’m with company I enjoy. I really enjoy being active and it would be great to find other people around my age who like to non-competitively play tennis, basketball, ski or do Zumba or bootcamp type classes with. I especially love cardio based work-outs! I have a frustrating foot issue that sometimes makes it harder to do higher impact activities on a regular basis, but I'm still committed to an active lifestyle and spend time in the pool or on the stationary bike when my feet are finicky. And, if anyone can find me a good 80's night in Seattle, I'll be there regardless!
In Portland, I was a tutor/academic coach for high school students with learning disabilities or ADHD and loved it! I've also done quite a bit of volunteer work promoting inclusion for high school students with special needs and their peers on high school campuses.
I know grad school will be a busy time for me, and I am committed to doing well in my program, but I will be sure to make time for the right person if he comes along.
Unfortunately, school mostly killed pleasure reading for me. However, I imagine I would enjoy non-fiction, because I LOVE watching Ted Talks. I think it is such an incredible, free educational resource to learn about so many different things I may not have been interested in or know about. I have really enjoyed talks on topics like education, medicine/health, technology, science, quality of life improvement….there is something for everyone, and it’s been especially incredible to learn about some of the medical and tech advances going on!
I can’t think of my favorite movie, but I do enjoy going to movies. I tend to lean towards comedies. As far as shows, I love Friends, Arrested Development, Modern Family, Parenthood, Homeland (well, the first season), the Newsroom, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, and I’m sure there are others.
Give me something with a good beat to dance to and I’m happy! I enjoy a lot of 80’s, “oldies,” and some modern stuff too.
I mentioned that I’m quite a sugar fanatic when it comes to dessert, but I also really enjoy healthy foods, especially fresh fruit and veggies. I've been doing a lot of crock pot cooking, and am on the lookout for Seattle's best pad thai!
You do not smoke or do drugs, and aren’t flaky
You want to tell me about or show me some awesome parts of Seattle
You are interested in/have a background in education or psychology, work with kids, or work with people with special needs
You enjoy being active
You're goal oriented and passionate about something in life
You want to practice Spanish with me! I'm always looking for conversation partners.
You want to go water-skiing and have some idea of how to do that somewhere around here--or are interested in joining me on a quest to find water-skiing opportunities!:)
You think we might have a connection