I’m most at home at the beach or in the mountains with my dogs. All the personality tests and the StrenghtsQuest inventory tell me that I’m the intense, introverted, intellectual type. I think intellectual is a stretch, but hey, I’ll take it. It’s true that I spent most of my free time as a kid either reading a book or exploring the woods and the creek behind our house looking for critters. I’ve always liked to learn about new things and a variety of things from anthropology to zoology. In my high school yearbook under future goals, I wrote: Become a multi-lingual biologist in search of the ultimate ski slope.
I’m still a work in progress. I’m neither multi-lingual nor a biologist and I haven’t found that ultimate ski slope. I work in higher education and haven’t been skiing in years, but I haven’t lost my love of nature or spirit of adventure. I am restless and, as I mentioned in my first post, Torschlusspanik is a very prominent feeling these days.
I write about what I’m thinking, largely in response to the world around me. I hope to spark interesting conversations and exchange ideas on a variety of topics. I feel that we can all make a difference and we can help to make the world a better place if we take the time to have meaningful conversations and actually try to understand each other. That’s my goal. Will you help me achieve it?
All the best,