Overall, I'm an ambitious, energetic, loquacious, thinking person. I delve in several things and aim to expand certain pursuits in the near future, such as photography. I enjoy some physical activities, such as biking. If I'm eager or excited I'll probably talk my head off, so I always bring a spare ;-)
I'm equal parts serious and playful. What is important to me, I take very seriously - my diet, my health, the biosphere, philosophy, for example. But I also let go - I'm musical, I enjoying biking and other activities, I game a bit.
I take care of myself. I've always been thin - thanks to a high metabolism. I take care what I eat (I try to emphasize vegetarian foods, but don't always succeed), and I aim to start biking regularly again, but my work schedule is so up-in-the-air sometimes that's impossible. I need to exercise in other ways too, and I intend to.
At work I'm hectic and fast-paced as required, but away from work I slow down, I put the brakes on. As I say, I don't live to work, I work to live, and speeding around in the time after work would make me miss so much. I tend to think deeply, spend time on things, and I don't waste hours in front of the TV or at the cinema. That doesn't mean I don't watch either, I just do them sparingly.
Everyone is a mixed bag. There is no such thing as the "perfect partner", I'm just looking for someone whose personality complements mine, someone to be the yin to my yang, or vice versa. I have and have had enough people in my life who don't care how I feel: I'm kind of tired of that. I'm have feelings, and I need someone who cares. I've had too many cold people in my life.
I'm not sure if I want kids (no more than 2 if so), but all things considered, I'm leaning towards not having any. The reasons are manifold, but to put it in a way many might understand - I love kids too much to have them. It's akin to the saying "Love someone enough to let them go." Does that mean I wouldn't date someone with a kid? No. But, just like with single women who aren't parents, they'd have to be right for me.
Photography is my new latest passion, and it is growing by leaps and bounds. I've even already been asked to photograph a special event! I've always been interested in it, but recently my patience for the art of photography has been in the right place, and having an excellent book to show me the ropes really helps. It's amazing how easy it really is if you have the drive for it.
I'm working on music and language again. I desire to have some original compositions completed in the not too distant future. I have composed what I consider to be a very good version of the National Anthem. I'm also learning more about photography. I've always been interested in it, but I'm eager to reach a more advanced stage now, and I'm working at it.
I need to work on my German & Russian again. I intend to be fluent in both someday. As far as my level of German, I'm probably pretty modest. I occasionally write poems & song lyrics in German with little difficulty.
I enjoy tearing down misconceptions and trying to see things for what they really are. We put a lot of masks on and I prefer to try to look behind those, to see what we are afraid to admit; coloring outside the lines (figuratively speaking - I gave up crayons when I was a kid). Everyone has a bias, and it's really quite amazing how easily people succumb to "crowd think" even when logic dictates another path makes more sense.
These are the kinds of things that I often ponder...
I game a little bit. If you must know, I'm a fan of The Hunger Games, LOTR & The Hobbit (like more), Star Wars, The Matrix, The Neverending Story, Oliver Stone, documentaries (like Chasing Ice). Philosophy being a passion of mine, films that challenge how I think in a good way are ones I prefer to see. I'm very eclectic as to what genres of films I'll watch, I'm just sick to death of always watching alone. A few authors: J.R.R. Tolkien, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader, John Gribbin, Stephen Jay Gould. Musically I'm eclectic but lean rock, metal, German music (rock, metal, pop). I'm a BIG fan of Steve Vai, I enjoy Queensryche with Todd La Torre, Joe Satriani. Fan of The Big Bang Theory, The Odd Couple, Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Office & The X-Files. This is but a sampling of film/music/literary interests I have.