Hi! I am Heidi. I am Southern California-born, Colorado-raised (for a decade, ’98 to ’08). Tryin' to make it as an artist, like everyone else. I just spent the last 5 years working for a 24-hour restaurant, got all the way up the chain into "executive management" (not nearly as glamorous as it sounds), and was working 90+ hours a week. I left the job about 2 months ago because, while the job allowed me ample growth in the ways of leadership and business knowledge, if afforded me nearly nothing in the matters of the heart and soul. I guess the point is, life is very short, and I am a big believer in doing what makes you happy. If something in your life is preventing you from feeling great, fix it.
So now I am devoting my time to a more artistically-driven lifestyle... Currently my major focus is illustrating a children's book that was written by a friend of mine. I have called LA my home for 5 years now and I would like to stay here and keep tapping into the potential this place can hold if you look past all the BS ;-) I like to read, write, draw, and love watching movies. I love my neighborhood and usually can be found out walking through Pan Pacific Park or through LACMA and the Tar Pits nearly every day.
I think that we as people are always growing, learning, and changing. I try and take care of myself, love being outdoors, and really want to get back into yoga. I love to cook (I'm so not a gourmet or anything, I just like to have fun with it) and travel. I really enjoy a good craft beer. Sometimes, I enjoy nothing more than a night at home with some Chinese takeout and some good ol’-fashioned Netflix. I am probably the least picky person I know, my only known aversion is to Lima Beans… and to be honest I have not tried octopus… but I have from time to time been a bit of a culinary and epicurean adventurer. Despite this occasional hedonism, I eat very healthy for the most part and will more than likely be found munching on a green salad before I bite into that steak.
While I do like to go out from time to time, the club scene is not and never will be my forte. If you’re into that, great. Knock yourself out. I don’t have that kind of personality, I guess. Yeah, I like getting dressed up now and again – I clean up real good (lol) – but if I’m going out then I suppose my philosophy is that I would rather be able to hear and see the person or people I am with. It’s like going to the movies on the first date – how the heck are we supposed to get to know each other? I’m just as comfortable in a pair of heels as I am in blue jeans and a pair of Chucks – you’ll find me gravitating toward the latter more often than the former – but again, whatever the circumstance calls for.
So now, the question remains… what am I looking for? A friend. A Companion. A lover. The yin to my yang, perhaps? I don't want to rush anything, by any means, but someday I think I would really like to settle down and start a family. Those who are lucky enough to find someone in this life, in this city, are truly fortunate. I must be honest, I am of course flawed. I have been known to enjoy solitude on more than one occasion, can be fiercely independent, loyal to a fault, and very stubborn. I am ridiculous, passionate, a workaholic, and enigmatic. Conversation is a lost art, and I prefer to listen more often than speak (the quietest people have the loudest minds, as it has been said… bonus points if you can tell me who said it) and I don’t believe in awkward silence. I am just finding myself at a point in my life when I realize I like to do all these awesome things - travel, have adventures, try new things - but they all seem not nearly as cool as they could be unless you have someone to share it with. Like I said, not rushing anything, just my mindset.
It's a lot to read, I know... but if you want to know more, just ask me!
I think anything that would allow for some conversation is a plus (in other words, no movies). Coffee is always a fabulous option. It would also be nice to keep it relatively brief; I don't want to waste anyone's time. Let's brainstorm, and I'll meet you there :D
Oh, and once again, given my tremendous fear of heights, I really don't see skydiving as a viable option at this time... sorry to be a downer, just trying to keep it real ;-)