Well hello there, dear Aesthete. So, perhaps you have come here because you are curious to know a little more about me. Where should I begin? People are complex creatures, and I am no exception. The question, “How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?” comes to mind anytime I attempt to describe the mystery known as myself.

Let’s start with the basics. I have an A.A. in English, a B.A. in psychology, and I dream of graduate school. I enjoy critically thinking, learning, info-dumping, daydreaming, exploring, contemplating, designing, cleaning, listening, laughing, studying, planning, cooking, eating, exploring the far reaches of the internet, smelling books, witnessing beauty, getting away, organizing, questioning, making lists, taking notes, reinventing myself, realizing I know nothing, and E x p a n d i n g M y M i n d .

I am aesthetically mesmerized. When I often witness this thing called “beauty” — whether it be through music, scent, words on a page, words spoken, nature, a visual image, or certain surroundings…my senses are stirred one way or another — causing pulsating floods of bittersweet maudlin nostalgia or light euphoria that breaks all barriers. I live for these sort of epiphanies! I also love those experiences when tiny details are arranged [either accidentally, intentionally, or naturally] to accent one another in unison, to create beauty and bring about contemplation.

I am an extremely focused person. I achieve “flow” when I am able to organize, whether it be objects, information, or words. I consider organizing a form of creativity.

I have very high standards and it can be very difficult for me to complete a task without putting a great deal of effort into it. I prefer to step back and analyze topics from multiple perspectives, and that can take awhile. I am constantly looking within and around, and thinking of ways to perfect or improve things. Improvement is a never-ending process!

Lastly, I am a lifelong learner. I deeply value knowledge, and when I learn something that is really intriguing, I get so excited that I start jumping up and down and bouncing all around and I just want to share it with everyone! I am engrained with a need to learn and a deep desire to teach.

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I am skeptical.
I am left-handed.
I am open to new ideas.
I am innovative.
I am a perfectionist.
I am inquisitive.
I am interested in ways to improve humanity.
I am determined to make the world a better place.
I am passionate about education.
I am in love with productivity.
I am a work in progress.
I am sensitive and empathetic.
I am in love with life.
I am introverted.
I am analytical.
I am so much more.
I am happy when I see people doing great things.
I am passionate about reading.
I am always asking “…but why?” and “what if…?”
I am a person with high standards.
I am always asking for evidence.
I am aware that I am but one perspective.
I am philosophical.
I am enthusiastic about research.
I am a sucker for musicals.
I am inspired by documentaries.
I am full of curiosity.
I am aesthetically mesmerized.
I am organized.
I am excited about technology.
I am investigative.
I am compassionate.
I am a human being.
I am always growing and changing.
I am still trying to figure out who I am.