I am most passionate about my family, friends, students, and living a purposeful life. My family is my foundation, my friends are kindred spirits who have been so faithful in their love and commitment, and through my students I experience grace, unconditional love, and 100% pure, genuine, elevating laughter. I am drawn to those whose faith brings them purpose for each day, joy despite circumstance, love for others, peace about the past, and hope for the days ahead. I love to be outdoors running, biking, hiking, walking, swimming, even just sitting in silence on a park bench with my dog, soaking in the warmth of the sun and being thankful to be part of it all. You might also find me wandering leisurely through markets and stores, sampling different foods, seeing people's creations, and finding an unexpected treasure at an excellent bargain price! Some things I can't live without are triathlon gear, green smoothies, New Year's resolutions, a day at home in my pajamas with no schedule, peanut butter, and a long, silent, reflective pause at the end of a busy day.
An excellent first date would be something very casual and low key in a setting that is conducive to conversation. Getting to know each other over a cup of coffee, continuing with a pleasant walk, and culminating the day with a nice dinner would be the best-case first-date scenario with someone I'm interested in and who also seems to be interested in me.