Two words to describe me are enthusiastic and curious. I'm curious about everything, and being an avid reader helps me to keep that curiosity in check, if not sate it completely. I love to keep on top of news, politics, science, and (of course) fun reading. Since being a math major isn't geeky enough, I'm double-qualified to teach English as well with my English minor.
I'm a graduate from BYU and I'm currently teaching math to middle school kids in a small town in mid-USA. It's fantastic.
If the above isn't enough to let you know, I have my fingers in a lot of geek pies. Or nerd pies. Or both. (You know you're a geek or a nerd if you've actually had arguments about the implications of both). It keeps life interesting. As John Green said, "Nerds are allowed to love stuff. Like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can't-control-yourself-love it. When people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, 'You like stuff', which is just not a good insult at all, like 'You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness'." So yes. I am a nerd, because I love being outside and traveling and going crazy trying to do everything in the world . . . but I can be just as satisfied sitting curled up on the couch with a pile of books at my side for days on end. I literally cannot remember the last time I got bored.
My family contains my best friends in the whole world. I grew up with 4 brothers and 1 sister and two fantastic parents, and we were such good friends that I never really felt the need to look outside my family for friends. Even mostly grown as we are, we are all still super-close. Nothing is more important to me than family and the Gospel.
I ran track and played soccer through high school (varsity, though I'll be the first to admit that I wasn't the best there was) and still love to play often when I visit my family in Utah. I love camping and hiking and fishing (Though to be honest I haven't caught a fish in years and at this point wouldn't know what to do if I did catch one. lol. Still, it's a good time time to read and relax outdoors.), and I'm a black-run skier (Though more because of recklessness than skill. I wish there had been more snow this year to see if I'm still as good as I used to be.) Anyway, I'm not great at specializing. I love to do so much that I end up being good at a lot of things instead of excellent in one area. And I want to do so much more. My dream is to travel the world.
Sheesh. How do they expect us to be able to catch the essence of who we are, press it into type and then squeeze it into this little box in the middle of a page? It makes me feel claustrophobic just looking at it. Well, this will do for now.
Just fyi: I'm currently living in Evanston, WY about 90 mins from SLC, UT, or Provo, UT but I come down and visit Provo quite often, so if distance is an issue, well . . . talk to me first. :)