janephilipsousa
27 Grand Rapids, United States
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My self-summary
INFJ. I'm a fiercely loyal friend and a bit of a smartass, but I can be awkward in social situations involving people I don't know. I hope that someone will find my introverted side endearing. I love going out, but I also love staying in and watching Netflix until it gives me the "Are you still watching?" message (I usually am). What I love most, though, is traveling. I've got a long list of places to go and plenty of time, but not enough money to make it happen-story of being a teacher! Someday...

Also, I've been called a nerd. I'm obsessed with the MCU, Star Wars, Harry Potter...and I really enjoy a good book. If you are not afraid to laugh at potentially offensive or silly things with me, and yet can have a serious conversation too, we will get along well. I find good grammar quite attractive.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach middle school, and it's exactly as insane as you would imagine. I'm also a freelance musician in West Michigan, mostly playing orchestra and pit gigs. I want to use my summers off to travel the world (the UK, Ireland, and Scandinavia first. Maybe Japan and Austrailia after.)...after I finish my masters degree and pay off some loans, because college is stupid expensive.
I’m really good at
I'm good at listening. Some people mistake me for being a quiet person because of this. I'm also good at memorizing useless information and self-deprecating humor.
The first things people usually notice about me
-I laugh a lot!
-I am very passionate about my career.
-I don't get offended easily.
-I tend to overwork myself.
-Glasses?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This is a tough one...I can do some serious damage on thriftbooks.com...Harry Potter is my favorite book series of all time.

Stuff I watch on TV: HIMYM, Friends, Whose Line, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (I'm super into the Marvel cinematic universe, and holy crap...INHUMANS!!!), Parks and Recreation, and HGTV when nothing else is on.

I am definitely a music person. Besides the band literature I've either played or had to memorize for grad school, I love Ben Folds, Mumford & Sons, Maroon 5, Fun, Pentatonix, Elton John, Billy Joel. I think all music has some sort of value, even if I don't necessarily enjoy listening to it.

I like to try new foods. I really enjoy Thai food and sushi, and I love (trying) to cook things!

Also, I like beer. A lot.
The six things I could never do without
-Friends, Family
-Music
-Coffee
-Glasses. I despise contacts.
-Books
-My sense of hearing. It's pretty important for my job.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I either think about the answers to really odd questions (like, if I move away from Michigan, can I still show people where I live on my hand?) or the future. I'm always trying to figure out what the next step is in my life. I also spend a stupid amount of time planning trips I can't afford.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm out with my friends, trying to find the best hole-in-the-wall places in Grand Rapids, watching my favorite local rock band, playing a gig somewhere, or I've gone straight to sleep because middle schoolers are exhausting to be around all week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel like the fact that I'm on here is embarrassing enough. People say there's no stigma, but why do I feel so weird?
You should message me if
-If you think you can make me laugh.
-If you know what my username means (no, my name isn't Jane). :)
-If you don't mind coaxing an introvert out of her shell. Promise I'm a riot once I get to know you!
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