I graduated with my Master's degree in Teaching from UW in June 2012, then landed an unexpected job in an unrelated field, although I still get to educate. I am taking it as a positive opportunity to discover a new path in life by remaining open to any and all possibilities. I absolutely love my job!
I enjoy learning - reading, mainly fiction, but I dabble in philosophy, history, or science - writing - bicycling - theater - singing - dancing - traveling, whether internationally or a local road trip adventure - teaching - hiking/backpacking - water activities, e.g. kayaking, white water rafting - roller coasters - film - friendship - food - being a child at heart - finding ways to make my friends and my (hypothetical) partner happy. :)
I am getting much more serious about fitness, now that I am in my 30s and the amazing metabolism that has allowed me to eat anything I want and sit on my ass all day is beginning to dwindle. I have started to get into bicycling, having trained and ridden in Fred Hutch's annual Obliteride fundraiser two years in a row. I completed the Warrior Dash last year and hope to do something like it again this year. I am a member of Orange Theory fitness, which has been awesome! Along with all that, I am learning how to best adjust my diet for a much healthier lifestyle overall.
I am great with maps, which pairs well with my kick-ass road trip/vacation planning skills.
I will be the best sous chef you've ever had. At the very least, I will be very enthusiastic about cooking with you.
I am really, really good at wine tasting.
I don't know if I'm good at my artistic interests, but I enjoy them. These include singing, performing, playing the sax, etc.
Movies: Too many to mention. I enjoy funny or otherwise uplifting movies with heart, whether in comedy or drama form. I love it when a movie offers me a good cathartic cry.
Shows: RuPaul's Drag Race, Downton Abbey (you know, just the classy stuff)
Food: Italian, German, Puerto Rican, Mediterranean, and southern comfort/soul food
- You enjoy travel and adventure
- You are a romantic at heart
- You appreciate the arts and have the ability to humor deep philosophical conversations every now and then
- You have maintained a youthful sense of wonder
- OR maybe you just want to have a coffee. :)