i am old fashioned and a romantic. i love old movies and happily ever afters. i put family first and try to appreciate the little things in life, good and bad. i enjoy history, travel, politics, animals, theater, quiet walks, and learning opportunities.i'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason, that we are where we are supposed to be. i try to be grateful and humble everyday, realizing that today is a gift and no one is guaranteed tomorrow, so seize the day, cherish every second as if it were your last, and live life for the moments that take your breath away. As trite as these may sound, as a cancer survivor, i also know them to be true.