I own my own business and make my own hours, My life is filled with my two kids who are 9 and 12 and my profession, photography. I love to travel and music is a huge part of my life. I love going to music festivals, traveling, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, and putting my toes in the sand for more than a few minutes.
I am originally from Chicago but have been in Grand Haven since 2000. I love the location and peace of mind here that comes with a small town. I take a few trips back home for photo shoots and love traveling the coast of our beautiful state. Summer is a great time for traveling up north, camping, and exploring.
I have about 3 books open for daily readings. I think it's important to reset yourself every day with a good teaching. Could be a quote or something inspirational that does the trick. Either way, it's a mindset for me to remember for the day. We are all on the same river, just in different boats.
I would love to learn guitar. I have sung on occasion out with local bands. Music is very important so I try to get out to see a lot of it:)! Artist's I'm listening to currently: The XX's, Ben Howard, The Pearl and the Beard, The Lumineers, Foster the People, Florence and the Machine, Sean Hayes, Mellisa Ferrick, Bon Iver, Ben Harper, Iron and Wine, Sufjan Stevens, Ani Difranco, etc...
I am looking for a free and easy spirit who is centered and balanced. Funny and intelligent are important as well as chemistry between two people. Honesty and respect are a must. Honesty is key! Without it, you cannot build a foundation. Be who you are, and say what you mean. I am an artist at heart. I forgive quickly and think you can always start over in any friendship or relationship if you are sincere in your apology. The older I get, the easier it is to cry. Life is short and it's easy for any of us to take it for granted. I get daily reminders and signs that you really have to live in the moment.
Things that are important to me:
The group of friends that I have chosen to think of as family
I am not into hunting, sports, nascar, or sports bars.
I am into honesty, great communication, and the color blue. I laugh hard and loud. You either love it or hate it.
In about ten years, I long to purchase a trawler and travel the world. I am looking for my partner in crime to learn from, and to teach, but more importantly, to just plain be and be appreciated.
I love to cook for friends, volunteer, and photograph people who are not so fortunate to afford my services, (complimentary of course). A lot of my time is spent either with my kids doing kid friendly things such as boating, beaching, hiking, etc. We bike as much as we can as it's great exercise and great for the environment. The other portion of my time is spent either photographing an event, going to see live music, exercising, or photographing for fun. I have surrounded myself with the good people in my life. Now I am looking to add to it with someone who can compliment my personality and vice versa:)!