I am a diverse individual in many ways. I have a variety of paradoxical traits that coexist in harmony
at least as I perceive it. I am an extrovert in the sense that I love meeting new people and like to take the time to acknowledge people around me. If you are new at a place, I'm that person that goes out of her way to acknowledge you and welcome you. I am a complete goofball and enjoy a good laugh. Sometimes I crack myself up and love it. I love people! Everyone has characteristics that makes them unique and I am thrill to learn about what makes you special. I am an introvert, I LOVE, ENJOY and look forward to my time ALONE with my thoughts and the Lord. One of my guilty pleasures is taking a day off from work without telling anyone, putting my phone on airplane mode and disappearing. I can also be shy and guarded in certain situations. I won the award for the "calmest" employee at my job and been told "you have the patience of God". I am a pretty mellow person which gives me an advantage when playing pranks on people
. They never see it coming
...hahaha. I am also quite outspoken and unafraid to speak my mind. I have often been described as "sassy".
My best friend once made a comment and stated I was one of the most independent women she knew. I don't remember (s( span="")ever(/s() using that term to describe myself. I decided to consult that matter with my good friend Google which provided a definition for "Independent Woman". The definition should have had my name next to it
...haha. I did not spontaneously decide one day I was going to become an "Independent Woman". I think that personality traits an life circumstances have forge me into who I am today
and I kind of like her. I am always looking for a new challenge within my career or area of interest. One of the most common question I ask myself is "what did I get myself into this time". I take vacation to think about my next move. I wish I could clone myself and get everything on my to do list done. Although I appreciate small acts of kindness, I like a person that can teach me how to get something done rather than doing it for me. I'm allergic to micromanagement
, my boss quickly learned that. I LOVE my FREEDOM. Although I am constantly moving towards improvement in my life, I can say that I LOVE my life. Even when things are hard. I've been blessed to be surrounded by amazing individuals. I wish there were more hours in the day to show each one of them my love and appreciation.
I am a big foodie! Love trying different cuisines around the world, I love to eat! I workout just so that I can indulge. I enjoy learning about different cultures and languages. I speak Spanish fluently and descent amount of French, a few words in other languages. I have forgotten a lot of my French and hope that one day I can prioritize continuing to learn it. I did some traveling while in undergrad and before my masters degree. I'm looking forward to doing it again in the future.
One thing above all others to know about me is that I LOVE the Lord. There is only one man who has won my heart completely and that can render this untamed soul submissive and that is GOD. I met him Fall semester 2008 during undergrad. I can remember that encounter as it if it was yesterday. I can say that my life has never been the same since. He led me to his church where I was baptized soon after. I've been a convert for six years. When I was baptized I felt I had returned home. The gospel felt familiar and living it came naturally to me. Soon after I was baptized I felt strong and persistent promptings to go on a mission. At the time I was a graduate student half way through a masters program. Despite circumstance, I did not hesitate to go to my bishop's office and tell him I was ready to put by studies on hold, contribute what I had, and even what I did not have to go and serve the Lord. Although I was willing to jeopardized my studies and livelihood in obedience to that prompting, the Lord demonstrated that his timing is always perfect. I hit my year mark as a member of the church on the same day I graduated from my masters program. I left on my mission soon after.
Years ago I would have given you a list of characteristics that I look for in a man. However, after a special experience I had approximately 2 years ago, I tossed my list out the window. I am looking for the man the Lord has selected for me. I know of him, and about him but I do not know who he is. It may be you.
"I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed." Paulo Coelho