I take life seriously but I do not take myself too seriously. I am childlike not childish and I live to make others better...especially kids. I've always been a career girl but never for money or prestige. My work is my life's calling and I go to sleep every night believing that what I do matters...that makes life pretty incredible on even the simplest and dullest of days. I've spent the past seven years working in start ups, specifically starting schools and creating programs that build up kids rather than tear them apart. I'm ambitious, dedicated, driven and all those adjectives that can make me seem ever so slightly intense. But then you find out that my number one hobby is learning Olympic style trampoline tricks and that I not so secretly wish I were good enough to run away with the circus and suddenly I'm don't seem like such a serious person anymore! Besides it being an incredible workout, trampoline also keeps me in the athletic mindset and I just wouldn't be me if I weren't competing with myself!
Since my daily experiences can range from counseling kids on dealing with everything from bullying to losing everything in Hurricane Sandy, my personal life often needs to be silly, spontaneous or just downright quiet!
A good lazy Sunday filled with coffee, crossword puzzles, and NPR may seem cliche, but it is my idea of divine intervention.
I've always been very independent and have made pretty much all of the major decisions in my life since I was a pre-teen. I'm smart (maybe too smart for my own good), savvy, and cultured and this makes me secure in myself. As far as a "match", I'm looking for someone who can appreciate my independence and self reliance, but would still want to pitch a few innings in my life so to speak. Someone who isn't afraid to challenge me and take the lead in the relationship sometimes. One of my favorite lyrics sums it up: "When somebody knows you well/ well,there is no comfort like that. When somebody needs you/ Well there is no drug like." I'm no addict....