I spend a lot of time traveling. Some of it's for work, some for pleasure. I've always traveled by myself and now it's time for a change.
In my travels, I live to see all things beautiful, amazing, and awe-inspiring. Jordan is the best place I've been; St. George's national park in Utah is (hopefully) the best place I'll be going.
Aside from travel, I do indoor rock climbing and outdoor hiking, enjoy visual and conceptual art, and pretend to be a classically trained musician. I'm a fan of arthouse and international films (kudos to the Belcourt!); my music tastes are highly eclectic and I'm always up for something new. I used to have season tickets to the symphony and would love to have a good excuse to resubscribe. I've also acquired a taste for free form jazz, so according to Spongebob I just need to grow some sideburns and then I'll be a real grownup.
Although a nurse practitioner by training, I work more on the management side of healthcare. Within the next 3-5 years I'd like to migrate back to the clinical side and start a private practice, perhaps in my hometown of Cookeville. I'm also a seminary graduate and am interested in personal spiritual formation and continuing to learn about the different faith practices of the world. Except for Scientology; I learned more about them than I wanted to know when I did my master's thesis.
Things you might want to know about me:
-I'm an INTJ on the Myer-Brigs.
-I'm a hyperliberal conservative, which usually translates into liberals considering me too conservative and conservatives labeling me as a liberal. It has also been translated into me being called a jackass.
-I'm very passionate about minimalist architecture, nursing theory, and the politics of patient safety.
-I think that premarital sex complicates things to an unnecessary degree, so I don't do it. No sex, no exceptions.
-My living room has more books than most libraries.
-I have been accused of being pompous and arrogant on occasion.
-I've been called a cross between Frazier Crane and Peter Griffin, and I'm okay with that.
-I may be a liar at times, but at least I'm honest about it. Everything on this profile is true, though.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
The worst first dates are always dinner and a movie. Let's do something different -- a lecture at Scarrit-Bennett followed by desert and discussion, a late night walk through Hillsboro, or hiking at Radnor Lake all come to mind.