invariably drawn to substance over sparkle. entertainment for its own sake is nice, but i prefer to be engaged and to see the value in the experiences i undertake.
i have little interest in following socially prescribed norms. life's too short to waste it being conformist. i dream of traveling the world, participating in intentional communities, and doing amazing, novel things with the limited time i'm allotted on this gorgeous planet.
moreover, I'm in graduate school for applied developmental psychology. it's kind of like being a systems engineer, but with human development instead of machines. my sub-specialties are civic engagement/ community building, autism, and developmental approaches to education. i'm a humanist who believes in working to make the world a better place while we're here. i get a lot of flak for being idealistic, but i'm all too aware of how the world works. i just think life is infinitely more meaningful when you contribute to something greater than yourself.
personality: twisted sense of humor; talent for articulation; disregard for convention; entertainingly clumsy moments.
Movies: kooky independents, well written scripts and the occasional formulaic feel good, but mostly stand up comedy and documentaries.
Shows: stranger things, archer, masters of sex, game of thrones, newsroom, the wire, house of cards, louie, six feet under, weeds.
Music: breakbeats, funky house, hip hop, folk, blues, jazz, & indie rock top the list.
Food: vietnamese, indian, thai, japanese.
1. intellectual stimulation
2. playtime with animals (dogs foremost)
3. inspiring views of nature
4. artistry/cultural expression
5. fresh organic produce
b. being a kick-ass mom