I am open to new foods, cultures, and life experiences. I have traveled a bit and want to experience the world to the fullest, but I am an Oregon girl to my soul. I was born and raised in Portland, and exploring my own backyard has given me some of the fullest experiences with the mountains, ocean, desert, and river valleys to wander in my free time.
I love movies, music, art, and adventure. I even had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of skydiving in Nevada. What an adrenaline rush!
I am reading, writing, learning, crafting, or relaxing with my husband and our pets when I am not on a quest for adventure.
My favorite poets are Rod McKuen, Anne Sexton, Walt Whitman, Alice Walker, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson. I enjoy a wide range of authors and genres, but a few of my select favorites are Tom Robbins, John Saul, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz, John Irving, Kurt Vonnegut, and Jean M. Auel.
I love art and music as well. The times in my life that have been the happiest have been full of creativity. Van Gogh and Munch are two of my favorite painters, and as far as music goes, there is not much I won’t give an ear to and enjoy. I like it all and listen to it every day.
My family and friends are a great influence on my life as well. They are the priority, because life is fleeting, and we should spend quality time while we have the time. My kindred have kept me sane in the craziest of times and helped me have fun during the times when I need to lighten up. Those closest to me have been the foundation on which I have built a solid direction in life. Though I have had a chance to wander, I have found that my closest friends help keep me from straying too far off track.
I find myself inspired by many different things and people I encounter daily. This is the wind that fills my sails, and the breath of air that feeds my existence. I only hope to pass on the love and inspiration to others.