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My self-summary

“There are those hearts, reader, that never mend again once they are broken. Or if they do mend, they heal themselves in a crooked and lopsided way, as if sewn together by a careless craftsman." - The Tale of Desperaux

i try do fill each day with hope, encouragement, compassion, and kindness, also known as HECK for the layman. ;)

i'm an INFP(and apparently a fan of acronyms) but find myself to be an extrovert in certain situations and introvert in others.

i like to organize things that brings people together for a common purpose.

i love to travel - i've been to india 4 times.

i like saying hello to strangers.

i love sports - playing and watching. i'm currently on a co-ed rec league softball team that brings me a lot of simple joy.
What I’m doing with my life
i am an 8th grade math teacher. there is never a dull moment. i have to constantly bring the energy, which i love.
I’m really good at
mental math, playing with my beard, writing on my hand, listening, giving inspiring speeches in nondramatic contexts, hugging dude friends who don't like hugs, folding unfitted sheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
that i am a "weirdo" - quote from armani, one of my 6th graders. "thanks, i will take that as a compliment!" - my response, trying to encourage them to be themselves no matter what anyone thinks!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books: anything by henri nouwen, blindness, practicing the presence of god, no man is an island, anne of green gables, les miserables

preachers: paul washer. matt chandler. leonard ravenhill.

movies: moulin rouge, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the fountain, hawaii oslo, upstream color, the painted veil, lars and the real girl, to the wonder, ink, creation, pans labyrinth, dead man walking, the thin red line, monsieur lazhar, beginners, castaway on the moon, bollywood films, les miserables, interstellar, perfect sense,

tv: arrested development, lost, buffy the vampire slayer, louie, new girl, malcolm in the middle, friday night lights, izombie, my crazy ex-girlfriend

music: keaton henson, arvo part, sigur ros, neutral milk hotel, bright eyes, the killers, the national, bon iver, sleeping at last, arcade fire, tim coons, jesus culture, movie scores such as hans zimmer and clint mansell

food: anything international. and a good burger.
The six things I could never do without
the grace of god, times 6.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
generally, i try to not spend a lot of time thinking but try to practice mindfulness.

but when im not in the present moment, im often thinking about the future and the beautiful idea of having children. im so moved by any father daughter story, whether it's a movie or a suburu commercial.
On a typical Friday night I am
watching a movie and drinking an ipa with a friend.

dinner at han dynasty.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
sometimes i touch my belly and chest for no reason(not under my shirt).
You should message me if
to get a better sense of who i am, you can see me telling a story here:

i do the storytelling thing often and that's not one of my favorites but it gives you a good sense of how i talk and move and that can be important in determining if you and i might gel. :)