Instead of giving you trite characteristics, I submit the following: I'm a walking dichotomy. I'm feminine, but I served in the Navy; I love gourmet food, but am just as happy with a bowl of kids' cereal; I alternate stilettos with flip flops; I'm in my 30s, but I can be wise beyond my years; And I'm a bit shy at initial meetings, but afterwards, watch out!
Despite these contradictions, there are constants. In other people, I have always valued a sense of humor, a dash of humility, and a healthy perspective. I prefer quality over quantity (and would rather do without until I can save up for whatever I want). I think society generally runs amok, and is in constant search of instant gratification (I believe all good things come to those who wait, and settling isn't an option for me). I love my life, and am grateful for my family & friends. I am passionate about my career. And I believe that our time on Earth is too short to spend doing something that is ultimately unfulfilling or de-motivating.