About me... Above all, I'd say that I am intellectually curious and creatively compelled. I am always looking to learn more and think more critically about issues and more reflectively about myself and life. I am a very passionate person, caring deeply about pursuits I find interesting. I know life to be a gift and understand that my life is not just all about me. While I work hard, I love to laugh and always bring levity into my job, hobbies, and relationships. I believe in being a multi-faceted person in order to be a well balanced person. I believe in taking people seriously, even when being silly, and regarding them with honesty and dignity. Friends and family are dear to everyone, but I believe showing that to them comes by being there for them even when it's not convenient for you. Humor, compassion, and patience are three attributes I work to exhibit each day. I believe in investing in relationships and that some levels of maturity can only be reached by being in a committed relationship.