I’m a Southern California girl, born and raised, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else, or at least anywhere more than a mile from the beach. I love being able to run and swim outside year round, and surfing without a wetsuit (at least in summer – I’m not that hard core).
I am one of those people who is always planning the next vacation – whether it’s a quick weekend trip to San Diego or something more exotic. Some of my best trips have been sailing in the Virgin Islands and a surf trip through Central America. This past March I finally scratched a lifelong itch to go to Australia and it was a great adventure. (Side note: Koalas aren’t as soft as you think they would be, and it is hard to look sexy in a stinger suit, but better than certain and excruciating death). I’m the type of person who actually enjoys working out on vacation and likes to explore as much as possible, but I also know how to relax with a good pina colada. I also love snow skiing and I took a fun trip to Whistler this past winter.
Like hoards of other English majors with no marketable real-world skills, I found myself applying to law school after graduating from college. I was fortunate to end up at great small firm where I worked for about seven years before taking the leap to start my own practice with another attorney about a year ago. So far it’s been great and I relish not working for “The Man.” I’m happy with my career, but I definitely take it as a compliment when someone says I don’t “look like a lawyer.” In my professional and personal life, I always (try to) live by the Golden Rule, I can find humor in most situations (even if it’s laughing at myself), and I always admit and (try to) learn from my mistakes.
Now for the bad news: Some of my flaws include a fondness for reality TV, a complete intolerance for all things political, and being born with no sense of direction whatsoever. I'm also terrible at card games and couldn't carry a tune to save my life.
My ideal match would be someone who is athletic, has a sense of humor, a passion for travel, a love of family, some kind of career, the right balance of humility and self-confidence, and a good sense of direction (or at least a GPS-enabled mobile device). If I’ve piqued your interest and if this sounds like you at all, I’d love to hear from you.