I'm a pretty normal gal-- down to earth, love a good laugh, and almost always up for anything. I'm told I've got the girl-next-door thing going on (which I take as a compliment). While I can definitely be serious, I'm am usually smiling and being my silly-self.
I spent most of the last 8 years working for a large management consulting firm and got to travel to some very exotic places (like New Jersey, Wisconsin and Delaware!) for work. It was challenging and I enjoyed it a lot, but decided a few months back to make a change for a more stable lifestyle. I'm still adjusting to being in my place 7 days a week, but it's great to finally be local.
Outside of work, I like to stay pretty active. I'm not an amazing runner, but I make an effort to get out most days or at least hit the gym. I find it a great way to clear my head and am usually motivated by all the people on Kelly Drive. I'm looking forward to running Broad St again this year. I also recently bought a bike - although its primarily for commuting (think hipster 10speed!), I do enjoy taking it out for longer rides and sometimes think about upgrading to something I can put a few more miles on a week. I also found a great yoga studio in my neighborhood and started practicing a few months ago - I'm getting hooked!
I got into backcountry hiking a few years ago and try to get a big trip in each year. I've done Escalante, Grand Canyon, Superstition Mountains, small places across the northeast and a small town in west Mexico. It's always an amazing experience and a great reason to power down the laptop and iPhone and re-center myself. Most recently, I summited Mount Whitney in California - it's the highest peak in the lower 48 states (14,495 ft). I'm considering Yellowstone or Yosemite next - suggestions welcome!
I also have a pretty amazing family and I spend time with them regularly. I have an older sister and brother-in-law (who have the most adorable daughter) and a younger brother. They and my parents are all within a 60-90 minute drive, so we get together whenever we can. I also have a great group of friends - some I've known for years/decades, others I recently met in the city. I'm a big fan of throwing small gatherings at my place to get people together. You'd be amazed how much fun boardgames can be in your 30s!