I found myself in DC three years ago--lost, confused, and intimidated by the number of people in full business suits on the rush hour metro. In the time that has passed I have gone back for a masters degree, found the pickle man at eastern market, consumed thousands of cups of coffee, and moved a mile from my job to avoid rush hour. I have done my best to make this very transient city home. I am always in search of places that are off-beat and eclectic, be they coffee shops, bars, events, parks, etc. As much as I seek novelty, I am a creature of habit. (I'm on a fairly regular seasonal coffee routine that changes with the weather).
I'm a social worker in the mental health field. I'm not in it for the money (clearly) and sometimes I even get a "noooo not you!" when I see my kids. It is a labor of love, but I do it because I believe in my amazing kids. (I often reference "my kids" in conversation, and no, I do not have multiple teenage children). The best part of my job is that I always, always have a good story.
I have a very dry sense of humor and enjoy sarcasm and witty banter. A lot of people say they are sarcastic, but I really mean it. Be prepared or it will catch you off guard. I spend my free time enjoying fine 3 dollar wines from trader joes, exploring bookstores, and catching up with friends. I could spend an entire day wandering aimlessly without a destination in mind. I have been meaning to make a new bucket list, as the one I wrote when I was 16 is a little bit outdated. I did, however, learn to drive. I am constantly seeking new experiences, though I haven't had much chance to lave DC lately. I have an exhausting job so I cherish my free time.
I am seeking someone well-balanced and grounded who can hold their own in the witty banter department. It is important for me to find someone like-minded that will help challenge me to continue to grow. And also make me try new foods. It took me 21 years to try sushi.