I am active, curious, thoughtful, playful, and independent. I love to laugh and to learn new things (my mind is important to me!). I'm passionate about making a difference in people's lives, my community and family. I love my kids and like them too - they are great people. I am generally happy and even-tempered, I strive for balance. I'm not afraid to work hard and I also enjoy kicking my feet up for a lazy afternoon. I like to travel, and to expose myself to different perspectives and cultures. Music always brightens my day and I never turn down a good meal. I'm grateful that I live near water and mountains - I feel good being outside. I keep physically active, but I'm not obsessive about it. I don’t have time or patience for drama.