You can call me Shirley :) I work in pediatrics. I was born on February 19th in Iowa, grew up in Washington, and have worked in sunny California.

I consider myself to be somewhat reserved and shy, especially in new or formal situations but I can be really enthusiastic with close friends. I always try to get to know people - I think it's rewarding to discover people's unique history and personalities! I would say my strengths are my compassion and honesty. However, I've dealt with quite a few personal inner struggles including but not limited to sensitivity and low self-esteem issues. But I have great friends both on and offline that I can depend on who have helped me through rough times who always remind me there's something worth living for. I can't thank them enough. ♥

I appreciate a variety of art, music, and food. My favorite foods would be ramen, egg, blueberries, and creme brulee. I'm fascinated by living things which is probably why I enjoy reading up on interesting science and history tidbits in my spare time. My hobbies include watching anime/tv/movies, reading manga, playing RPGs or Kinect games, singing, and graphic design. My favorite dog breed is the Samoyed and my favorite cat breed is the Norwegian Forest.

To be honest, I'm pretty terrible at assessing and describing myself ^^; so it might be better to say I'm a INFJ according to Myers-Briggs.