violet_ivyvines
36 Milwaukee, United States
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My self-summary
I'm very open-minded. I love learning and trying new things. I like activities -- games, arts and crafts, live music and theater, museums --- entertainment that feeds my brain, heart and soul. I enjoy spontaneous adventures as well as cozy, predictable routines. I am kind, friendly and witty but can also be edgy and opinionated under the right circumstances. I have a big, unabashed laugh and I've been told recently about my "good vibe" and "aura."
What I’m doing with my life
working in Student Affairs at a local university, managing a department with a mission to explore and celebrate diverse identities -- from race and ethnicity to gender, sexuality, social class and beyond.
I’m really good at
Writing, though this profile will not prove it. Trivia. Spelling. Reciting the lyrics to random songs from all genres and decades.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Alchemist, The Little Prince, The Scarlet Letter

Movies: I like cheesy 80s/90s family flicks, like Labyrinth, Sing, Newsies, Adventures in Babysitting, Goonies, Best of the Best; also How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Pulp Fiction, Scream, Dan in Real Life, Pieces of April, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Station Agent, Chicago, Little Women (both the old and new versions)

Music: Florence + the Machine, Kimbra, Sia, Sarah McLachlan, Stevie Wonder, CCR, Cat Stevens, Suzanne Vega, Lila Downs, John Legend, Paul Simon, Temptations, Orishas, Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, peppy 80's tunes like Don't Stop Believin' and Walkin' on Sunshine, early 90's throwbacks like En Vogue, TLC, Boyz II Men

Food: I'm pretty open-minded, but I don't like seafood
The six things I could never do without
1. strength / body
2. intellect / mind
2. emotion / heart
4. imagination / soul
5. family / love
6. friends / companionship
I spend a lot of time thinking about
life = career, healthy and family; moving to California or some other sunnier climate; my to-do list that never seems to end
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting dressed up to go out with my sisters or hanging out with friends at a bar or relaxing at home, watching a movie or my favorite cable channels: Discovery, TLC, Food Network, Style Network, History Channel, HGTV...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In 5th grade, I lost a citywide spelling bee by misspelling the word "nickel."
You should message me if
you enjoy classy nights on the town at upscale clubs, low-key evenings at local pubs, dinner and a movie, visits to the museum, interesting lectures and readings, dance lessons, walks in the park, trying something new.

I'm looking for someone who wants to "live deliberately [H. D. Thoreau]." Someone who aspires, desires, dreams, achieves, appreciates. Someone who can critically examine the status quo, but also find peace and balance in the moment.
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