It's my job to write, so I should be singly skilled to dazzle you with a perfectly crafted bio. Except--oh, that's *right*...I write audit reports.
Forgive me for opening with a line about my job. It's what we DC-residents do. I'm originally from California, and quite frankly miss that sort of laid-back form of socializing that doesn't feel like networking. 8 years in DC has inculcated me with something of an A-type personality, but I appreciate people who are laid-back and are willing to slow me down enough to enjoy life as it comes--not as it goes.
For those who believe in the newly scientific divination known as Myers-Briggs, I'm an INFJ. I feel deeply and strongly and people are my priority. I value personal, one-on-one friendships over having a wide network, though I'm lucky that being in the Church has always offered me one. My hobbies often center around the people I can do them with far more than the activities themselves. I'm not always much of a planner. I plan to see who I want to, when I want to. Everything else is just a bonus.
And while I like to travel, nothing beats familiar haunts and seeing loved ones. Even though I've got a 5-year travel plan including Morocco, Iceland, and Peru, I'm a bit of a homebody. Successful trips, successful relationships, and successful hobbies are ones where I feel totally at home. I have four older siblings and two fantastic parents, 17 energetic and gorgeous nephews and nieces. I try to see them every chance I get.
Some personal favorites: I love the beach (but sharks make me angry--I have my reasons), am passionate about Jerusalem, love mangos and popcorn, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, late night talks with friends, and sleeping in. Singing and performing gives me a thrill. Listening to new (good) music makes me feel like I'm discovering a new traveling companion for the long commutes to work. I love classical music, Led Zeppelin, alternative, and folk rock.
In other people--particularly in people I date--I admire compassion, patience, and intellect.