I believe life is about finding joy and reveling in it.
I find joy in friends and family, great books, luxurious meals, fine wine, fantastic days on the mountain, live music, and global exploration. It's found around a camp fire, in a great piece on NPR - anything that makes me smile.
As much as I love NPR and fine literature, and I do adore both of those things, I also love laid back moments with friends, funny trashy movies, and hanging out on the couch with my dog. My joy seems to be found in a balance of intellectual exercises and trashy t.v., working incredibly hard and occasionally playing to excess.
This sounds so trite and so serious, and I don't think I'm either - but trying to describe my personality in this box is so difficult! Take it with a grain of salt - I'm far more entertaining in person, promise.