I'm not a native Clevelander but after living here for 5 years it definitely feels like home. I love my job, which keeps me busy, but I still make it a priority to find time to do the things I love and spend time with the people I care about. I am an eternal optimist and firm believer in the power of positive thinking. One of the most cherished lessons I've learned in my life is that happiness is something you create for yourself.
While I find it hard to sum myself up in a matter of sentences (In all honesty I think it's really difficult to get the true sense of a person until you meet them) here are a few things I'm particularly fond of: laughter, my kindle, honesty, music, music, music, curiosity, snail mail, long runs, cocktails, kisses, vanilla lattes, witty banter, road trips to anywhere and everywhere, Manhattan (both the place and the beverage), really comfortable couches, breakfast for dinner, Europe, and kindness... lots of kindness.
So what do I want? Someone who can make me laugh, life can be heavy so a sense humor is a must. I appreciate self confidence but not narcissism, and people who have a willingness to learn and be taught. I have the utmost respect for those who have dealt with tough sh-t in their life and worked through it, I'll help you make your lemonade but I'm not going to do it for you. I want someone who loves to be outdoors and likes to be active... hiking, running... or just going outside and doing nothing simply to enjoy a beautiful day. One of my personal goals is to eventually complete a tough mudder race...It'd be nice to have someone to both train with and ice me down after. I love food and really enjoy cooking and trying new places to eat. I think Cleveland has an amazing bar and restaurant scene and want someone to experience all it has to offer with. Music has always been incredibly important to me so I want someone who shares my passion for it and won't mind me dragging them to concerts or making them listen to my new favorite song a million times. I love to travel and want someone who wants to go on adventures and see the world. I want someone who makes me want to be the best version of myself possible, someone who will constantly challenge me to learn and grow... and most importantly I want someone wants that challenge for themselves in return.
I'm open to casual dating and just getting to know people (cause it's fun) but what I'm really looking for is someone to settle down and share my life with (because that's even more fun).