So I have some very pushy friends...ANYWAY, I am an extrovert, disguised as an introvert. While I may come across as a quiet, book loving girl, I love to be social and have a sense of spontaneity and adventure. Once I break out of my shell, there is no mystery as to what is on my mind. I fulfilled a life long dream of becoming a nurse. I am a pediatric nurse at a residential mental health facility. These kids hold a special spot in my heart, and because of their mental illness can't function at home. This job is very stressful at times, but is also very rewarding.
I have recently taken up running. I started it because due to life situations, I was stuck in a rut. So I started running to fight that. The only thing that wasn't supposed to happen was learning to love it :). I recently completed the Epic Relay (12 person relay race, running from Portland to Eugene in 24 hours), and will be completing my first half marathon in a few weeks.
I love to be outdoors. My favorite activities are anything having to do with water, hiking, and biking (one set back I don't actually own a bike). I love to try new things, that require a sense of adventure. I like to be spontaneous. I also like to just take walks and talk. I also have an inner 5 year old. I have a very curious nature, and some of the simplest things amuse me and make me smile. I love to learn!
A huge hobby of mine has been involvement in theater. I did it all throughout high school and some college. I have not done it in a while, as finishing my degree and working has taken priority, but it still holds a special place in my heart. I also have a great love for music. Now don't go asking me who my favorite group is and have I heard"this" song by "that" band. I honestly have no idea who they or, or what the song is called, but recognize if I've heard it before (for the longest time I thought Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" was called "I want your everything" I played the piano and flute for years, and would love to pick them up again, one of these days. I'd also love to learn the guitar (I even have one!). I like to sing too.
I have an infectious laugh and smile, and pride myself in being happy, cheerful and optimistic. I'm very determined and goal oriented. I strive to be continually progressing. I love serving others! Not in a "I'm your mother or your servant" sort of a way but in a loving Christ-like way. I'm kind of selfish and like the feeling that I get when I do service, and see smiles on other's faces. And I love the warm fuzzy feeling it gives me and the spirit I feel from it. The things that would make me most happy would be to be sealed to my spouse, and to be a mother.
If you're still reading this, for the time being, I just want to have fun and meet new people. If you're up for that, give me a holler!