I used to have a lot more here. But I've realized that a good deal of the fun and excitement in a relationship is learning who the other person is. Not to mention, the "me" my profile described has changed greatly. So, I'm starting anew, with a fresh perspective.
The Basics - I'm Jenna. I'm currently working at a family doctor's office and finishing up an associates degree in human resources/management. The biggest thing I've learned in college so far is that I despise human resources/management. My bachelors will be in something behavior science/forensic psychology/criminal justice related. Most importantly, I'm learning about me and everything that interests me! I've been doing doing some pretty serious revamping of my life, myself, how I see the world, and who I want to be. Sometimes it's stressful, but I'm loving it!
Most importantly - I'm a mom! This means that I get to spend my days with the world's coolest kid. It does not mean that I have given up on my goals, my social life, or that I will spit in my hand and use it to fix your hair. You have to like each other! Also, I have more pictures on here but my daughter is in them, so I have to know you before you can see them =)
Other stuff: I'm learning Russian, fluent in French, proficient in Spanish. Spent some time living in Paris, and have many more travel destinations in mind. My #1 travel goal is an African safari. I'm learning to crochet (what, it's fun!?!). I play tennis every Friday. I'm a spazz, and a bit of a hippy. Introvert, aspiring extrovert. I'm developing some skills in drawing and photography. I play piano, used to play clarinet in school. I like gardening, but don't have a yard to garden. I'm growing tomatoes in a couple pots, but that's all I can do - for now! I stay active, eat healthy yet I know when to indulge myself, and I don't drink a ton. I recently learned how much I like concerts! I can't cook much, but I'm striving to learn! I'm taking a one day Krav Maga/self-defense class in June.
My view on relationships, and really life in general, can be pretty well summed up by the following:
"Rarely will you find complete harmony between two human beings, but if you find it, maintaining this harmony requires individuals to have complete confidence in one another. Make time to be alone, share experiences, and appreciate the beauty of life. Open all of yourself to that person, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. And always, always make time for playfulness and laughter. There is no better way to keep love alive and vibrant than through laughter and good cheer. Remember that." -Robert Mondavi
Another from Robert Mondavi: "You must understand that you cannot change people. You might be able to improve someone a little bit, but you can't change anyone but yourself, so accept them they way they are. Accept their differences...Live and work in harmony with others. Don't be judgmental. Instead, cultivate tolerance, empathy, and compassion."
And one more: "Everywhere you turn, people try to tell you who to be and what to do with your life. We call that the "noise." Block it. Shed it. Leave it for the conformists. As a generation, we need to get back to focusing on individuality. Self-construction rather than mass production. Define your own road in life instead of traveling down somebody else's. Listen to yourself. Your road is the open road. Find it. Find the open road." -Roadtrip Nation
Ok, one more! "Love is giving what you cannot afford to give." -Yours Truly
I hope to hear from you. Drink more water. Learn something. Try something new and exciting that’s out of your element. And have an intensely fantastic day.
It’s nice to meet you. =^D
***Disclaimer: If you message me saying only "hi" or "hey what's up?" I probably won't message you back. Also, if you are closer to my parents age than my own, I probably won't message you back either.
***Edited: My interests are too much for the "Interests" section to handle, hah!
Music (Copied from my KindleFire, not even close to an all-inclusive list): Alient Ant Farm, Awolnation, Ben Folds Five, Billy Joel, Cage the Elephant, Cee Lo Green, Chairlift, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Fall Out Boy, Flogging Molly, Florence and the Machine, Foster the People, fun., Gary Jules, Get Set Go, Gnarls Barkley, Gotye, Green Day, Grouplove, Incubus, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Cash, Kanye West, Keith Urban, Kyo, Linkin Park, Loudon Wainwright III, Metallica, Michael Buble, Middle Class Rut, Mumford and Sons, Muse, Mutemath, Noel Gallagher, O.A.R., Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, Panic! at the Disco, Phoenix, Queen, Radiohead, Rooney, Skillet, Smashing Pumpkins, Snow Patrol, Stroke 9, Switchfoot, Taking Back Sunday, The Airborne Toxic Event, The All-American Rejects, The Beatles, The Head and the Heart, The Hush Sound, The Killers, The Naked and Famous, The Offspring, The Pogues, The Police, The Postal Service, The Verve Pipe, TV on the Radio, Two Door Cinema Club, Vampire Weekend, Viano, Vitamin String Quartet, Young the Giant, Zac Brown Band...
Books/Movies (I read a lot of non-fiction, actually mostly): Revolutionary Road, Dean Koontz, Inception, Shutter Island, What's Eating Gilbert Grape (what, Leo rocks!?!), Wicked, Crime and Punishment, The Fountainhead, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Awakening, Roadtrip Nation, Portnoy's Complaint, To Kill a Mockingbird, Religulous, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Princess Bride, Freedom Writers, The Breakfast Club, Iron Jawed Angels, The Hangover, Horrible Bosses, P.S. I Love You, Fight Club, The Prestige, Pirate Radio, Juno, Fargo, Million Dollar Baby, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, The Godfather, Mona Lisa Smile, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Dead Poets Society, The Outsiders, Pulp Fiction, Harry Potter, Sybil, Some Like It Hot, Rebel Without a Cause, Casablanca, Date Night, Baby Mama, Momento...
Television: Chopped, Criminal Minds, Parenthood, The Office, Family Guy, The History Channel documentaries, The Discovery Channel, MacGruber, How I Met Your Mother, Friends, New Rules (Real Time with Bill Maher)