I'm a Virgo. And if you're into Meyers Briggs I'm an ESFJ.
I'm organized although by the looks of things I guess they're "organized piles" but I know where things are and get things done. I'm a doer - if someone suggests an idea I immediately think about the steps needed to put that idea into action. I am flexible though and can be spontaneous but at my core I am a planner and I like to think ahead. I enjoy "having a plan to diverge from."
I am an activist, a giver, a social worker, sensitive, a lover of sci-fi. I do not shop at Walmart (unless it is the middle of the night and it's a desperate situation). I give to charity. I'd rather wear flats over heels. I love the smell of the ocean.
I feel really serious writing this summary, but I'm actually a pretty laid back person. I have my standards and expectations when it comes to being in a partnership with someone (i.e. open and honest communication, dependability, loyalty, kindness and compassion). I'm also an optimist. I can do this while being a critical thinker. Generally, I think the world is a place of hope and that there is beauty all around if we're open to it. Right now I'm down with a game of minigolf, pool, scrabble, or a cup of coffee with new people.
I'm from Baltimore MD originally and have been living in Waterville, Maine for the last 12 years.
After finishing my masters in Social Work I started working part time as a clinician for individual and family counseling. Unfortunately this means I work 50+ hours during the weekdays and sometimes on a Saturday or Sunday (but I have flex time so I'm not working ALL the time!). I also enjoy volunteering in my community especially in my neighborhood to improve it. I recently joined the Planning Board for Waterville, which is new and interesting. I'm learning a lot about Robert's Rules!
(a)I like to read a lot. I always have a stack of books on my night stand in rotation. Usually a novel or a memoir, an academic book related to my field of work, and something from a book club. Some of my favorites include but are not limited to: Ender's Game, The Giver, Tuesday's With Morrie, and Brave New World.
(b) I enjoy going to the movies and watching a few television series that usually get recommended to my by friends. I haven't had television for 6 years but discovered Netflix a couple of years ago which I like because I can't stand commercials. Some of my current watches are: Princess Bride, Spirited Away, Waking Life, What the Bleep Do We Know, Crash, French Kiss, Running In High Heels, Thelma and Louise, The Big Lebowski, Dr. Who, Star Trek (I'm not a Trekky though - I don't quote it! I just love sci-fi), Bones, Lost, Battlestar Gallactica, 30 Rock.
Generally I like scifi, comedies, some action, and stuff that makes a person think. I like documentaries.
(c) Music: I am a 90's kid so anything from that era is good for me! Jamming out to some 80's is also fun! I love Nora Jones and Ani DiFranco. I'm not a fan of angry aggressive music. The most aggressive I get is Offspring or Metallica. It has it's place for me, but I don't like to listen to it constantly. I love NPR and shows on the radio such as This American Life, Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk.
(d) Anything Thai, Japanese, or Indian. Anything spicy. I love green curry! Seafood! I'm from Maryland and I'm a quarter Japanese so seafood is a staple.
(1) My day planner - I haven't converted to a blackberry etc. because I like writing it all down.
(2) My cats: Leela, Kali, and Hermes (yes there are 3 - it's a long story)
(3) Family (mostly my two younger brothers who are in the picture with me).
(4) Garden (vegetables mostly)
(5) Camping gear
(6) Toss up between phone or laptop (to stay connected)
If it's nice out I'm thinking about where to go swimming or hiking or when's the next available weekend to go camping/have a BBQ with friends.
I spend time thinking about who I haven't talked to in a while and giving them a call.
If you have goals and are serious about them. (I'm not serious all the time-I love to laugh and have a sense of humor, but if you have goals what are you doing to meet them?)
If you've gone on an interesting hike and would like to make a recommendation. I am always on the look out for a good sushi restaurant.