Single mom to two boys (age 2 and 1). I recently moved back to my hometown. I am creative and have a degree in painting, though I haven't touched a paintbrush in almost 8 years... it's about time that I did. :) I also have a degree in Psychology. what do I like... hm... I like jellyfish, birds (but not as pets), and the color turquoise (I also like the word turquoise). I like zombies and monsters but not horror films... I love foreign food and coffee and secretly wish I were indie/hipster/boho-chic type cool... but realize that that wish in and of itself makes me none of those things.
I love holidays, my family, and letting the people I love know how important they are to me, and why exactly I'm amazed by them. I'd like to leave the world a little bit nicer then when I found it. I love setting goals for myself, even if it's something small like "don't kill your Chia pet" but I'm not competitive, and prefer goals based on quality, not quantity. I don't mind staying home to watch movies in our pajamas... but also would love to have someone cool say to me, "let's drive to the ocean" we can watch movies next weekend.
I don't expect someone to have the same interests as me, but a few similarities would be good. I want someone who can take care of themselves and make mature choices for their life and who wants me to do the same. I can be a quiet person, and I love when I find just that right kind of person who can mesh with me. I tend to have a few close friends rather than a lot of people I just call "friends".
What don't I like--- brainstorming here-- I don't like steak... I don't like the color yellow, or the smell of cinnamon, I don't like drunk people, egomaniacs, racists, or homophobes. I don't like any reality TV show that plays on stereotypes. I don't like drama and I am not looking for someone who is a thrillseeker.
I have traveled quite a bit and still enjoy it, but realize I'm in a different stage in my life and really am not too excited about big extravagant adventures anymore... these days I'd pick a week in a cabin by the ocean over a two month backpacking trip through Asia without hesitation. I don't like to get dressed up and don't have expensive taste, I guess in that way I'm pretty low maintenance, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate romance and thoughtful gestures... just that I don't necessarily associate them money and flash.
I have two children who are toddlers and I have full custody of them. They are my priority, but I also realize that I have to take care of myself and a happy well-balanced mom makes for happy well-balanced kids.