Date Joined: June 27, 2018
Last Online: August 23, 2018
Birthday: July 6
Country: United States
PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CITY/STATE/COUNTRY ON YOUR SWAPS... I AM MARKING OFF ON MY MAPS WHERE I SWAP WITH :)
My name is Dani (note the 'i' not the 'y' at the end) and I am new to Swap-Bot and loving it! I am a 32 year old female living in Virginia. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Psych- Mental Health Counseling and I work in the field of Psychology and Mental Health at an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital. I believe I have been drawn to this profession as a way of giving voice to those who are misunderstood and unaccepted due to their illness. I am interested in clinical care, research, and teaching. I am also an EMT.
My interests include hiking, giving massages on my professional-grade massage table, anything that gives me an excuse to be outside, making handmade soap and aromatherapy mixes, tending to my plants (39 and counting currently), going to the zoo and botanical gardens, attending lectures on various things, reading, art (viewing and producing), traveling, researching, working with rescue animals, volunteering in my community, and learning new things.... one should never stop learning in life... there is so much knowledge out there to be discovered and letting a single day pass without learning is a waste. I am joining this board as a means of expanding my experiences, having some fun and making some interesting connections along the way :)
On a side note: I love animals! I own 3 hermit crabs (named Lucas, Layla, & Logan), a Siberian long haired hamster (Einstein), a red footed tortoise (Tank), a black cat (Vala), a green iguana (Bella), a cinnamon ball python (Addy), a Florida ivory millipede (Sammy), and four tarantulas (Slate, Salem, Saphire, & Pinky) !!
I have no real dislikes for things I recieve, I have thoroughly enjoyed everything I have received... I especially like when people read my profile and make the PC, letter, gift personalized to the info in my profile. I have no allergies that would affect swapping things except latex.
Is there such a thing? Can one have a single favorite music genre... thats like asking if someone can have a singe mood. Music can be healing, uplifting, motivating, and grounding. I find solace and enjoyment in all types of music depending on my emotional expression at the time. I go to concerts for everything from Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie to Jason Aldean to Santana... There is a time and purpose for every type of music.
I am a non-fiction reader for the most part and if it is science, history or sociologically related all the better! Although I have been known to enjoy the occasional Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss too :) Two of my favorite books have been *Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant by Richard Stone *Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Estes *Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose *Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: & Other Lessons From the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty
I enjoy science channel programs, history channel programs, Big Bang Theory, Frasier, Reba, Ancient Aliens, Last Man Standing.... but I am a sucker for binge watching the classic comedies like I Love Lucy and the British show Keeping Up Appearances!
I mostly focus on quilting, painting, soap and aromatherapy making, and sketching with charcoal.... but I have never found a medium I couldn't get into! I think my favorite artistic expression is when it is just for me in my art journal... somehow its more meaningful when it's private and not for anyone else. I have recently discovered ATC's through here on Swap-Bot and would like to create/receive some more to begin collecting. I have also discovered Inchies on here and am gonna try my hand at that :)
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