I am funny, adventurous, and great with kids and I have the best dog in the world. I like to learn about pretty much anything-I really want to know all the things! ;) I play the flute and a little bit of piano and I am learning drum set. I like movies; including comedies, zombie movies/spoofs, star trek, star wars and psych (which is a TV show). I intend to travel the world and try new things like I'm addicted to newness. I've kick started this behavior pattern by going to Germany and Japan and eating stuff I couldn't name or even adequately describe.
A really long anecdote for those who don't like lists of highlights (see below):
I am not a runner. I hate it with my entire being (particularly my muscles). But, for some crazy reason, I aspire to love it. My brother, on the other hand, IS a runner. His trick to mind over matter back in high school was to pick a point he could see and run to it, repeatedly. I ignored his sporting in favor of reading...oh how I should have listened.
Last year for my annual birthday bucket list exploit I decided to run a 10k. This idea may rank on my ' top ten worst ideas ever' list; right between eat a liverwurst sandwich and drive to Kansas City in a snowstorm.
In an apparent sub-conscious self-punishment for eating said liverwurst, I found myself training to run a 6.2 mile race. By the end of my training I had increased my endurance to a distance of (pause while I attempt a drum-roll on my new *to me* drum set) 4 miles.
Then, I ran. And hated it. Around 2 miles into the torture (that I paid to participate in) I slowed down to a walk and wondered what on earth I had been thinking. At that moment, I walked past some random guy with a white board reading "Run, pray, and run some more".
D'oh! Why didn't I think of that?! So I prayed and bam! a 'random' memory surfaced. Pick a point in the distance and run to it. So I did. Lather, rinse, repeat and soon I found myself choosing the finish line as my point in the distance. I also started forming a philosophy that has begun to shape my life. Your perspective defines your quality of life.
The moral of the story? Don't eat liverwurst sandwiches ;)
Highlights for those who don't want to read a really long anecdote (see above):
-I don't like to run, but I do it anyway
-I'm determined (or stubborn depending on how you look at it)
-I like to read
-I 'bucket list'
-I can drive in the snow
-I am adventurous
-I have a healthy sense of humor
-My life's philosophy is either 'your perspective shapes your quality of life' OR 'don't eat liverwurst sandwiches'...you'll have to message me to find out which one for sure.