It’s my nature to question things I don’t understand. I am not much of a fan of the status quo. I’m pretty sure there is always a better way to do things. With that said, I am quite satisfied with my life and the journey that I am on.
I am reasonably introverted, but I really enjoy spending time with friends and having great one on one conversations. I enjoy meeting new people and learning about how they see the world.
I enjoy the simple things in life. I try to savor the quiet moments like enjoying a nice cup of tea, reading a book, working in the garden, practicing yoga and cooking dinner or baking bread.
I care deeply about the quality of my work. I spend a lot of time thinking about how to do my job better. I love that it challenges me every day and I feel fortunate that I am in a profession that satisfies my need to help others and that I am around animals all day.
I like adventure, travel, and trying new activities and food. I am afraid of heights, but I’ve been known to get over it. I love to snowboard, hike, camp, garden, bake, take photos, and listen to music.
In a relationship, I like to be challenged (although I might not show it at the time), but also supported. I enjoy doing fun things together, but I also like my space. I like to be affectionate…
I am also committed to making my life happier and healthier. I am starting my own practice because it is important for me to practice in a way that I feel is genuine and best serves my patients. I also want to be successful financially. In addition, it is important to me to make my own schedule, so I don’t miss out on the fun things I want to do. I have chosen to make work life balance a priority. I love my job, but I also really enjoy my time off.
I am a reader. I always have been. I tend toward nonfiction, but I also love a good novel. Here’s a short list of books that I’ve liked recently. The Dovekeepers, Better, Little Bee, Cutting for Stone, Tinkers, What is the What, Skeletons at the Feast, Strength in What Remains, in addition to a bunch of books on Chinese medicine and nutrition. I am not really into sci-fi, fantasy, or vampires.
I don’t own a TV, and I am OK with that. I am busy with a lot of other things. I enjoy watching TED. It gives me hope and inspiration. I prefer it to watching the drama that is the local news. When I am in the mood for news I listen to NPR or go online. Back in the day I enjoyed watching Sopranos, the Wire, and South Park.
I like watching documentaries, about the food industry, the natural world, religion, history, and culture. Movies I like include Tropic Thunder, Get him to the Greek, Shawshank Redemption, Amelie, Bill Cunningham New York, The Kings Speech, and Best in Show.
Music. Radiohead. M83. Pearl Jam. Ramona Falls. Bon Iver. Cat Power. Smashing Pumpkins. Outkast. Imperial Teen. Handsome Furs. The XX. Cake. The Black Lilies. Black Angels. The Black Keys. I like a bunch of other music too, but I am horrible with remembering names of bands. Maybe you could introduce me to some new tunes?
Food. I like veggies and herbs fresh from the garden, sourdough gluten free bread, anything on the grill, asian, mexican, mediterranean, indian, oh anything that tastes good, really. I will try anything once. I have some food allergies, so that limits me some, but fortunately Seattle is a great place to live because we have so many options. I love going to the farmer's market and I cook a lot.
1) The great outdoors-I really need to unplug and recharge. 2) Good food- I prefer fresh, local, and seasonal 3) Music-speaks to my soul 4) Books-I am addicted to learning and have a quest for the truth. 5) New experiences and adventures-fun is good 6) Self Respect-self explanatory.
Recently, I have also been thinking about getting a dog. I am not sure when it will be, but there is definitely a dog friend in my future.