I'm a fun-loving, intelligent, articulate girl, who is driven. I don't have much family, therefore, it's just my daughter & I. I'm witty, in good shape, attractive & honest. I want a man that respects me, & can have a constructive discussion, rather than an argument. Communication is key! It will always require effort, & at times, be difficult. This applies to all relationships. I would LOVE to find a partner, best friend, & of course a lover. I want a guy that makes me laugh, feel safe & secure, holds my hand, plays with my hair, knows how to fix things, doesn't 'scream' when he sees a spider, surprises me w/ flowers on a Monday..just because. It's the little things. Now that I'm a Mom to a wonderful little girl, I've realized that, I've made mistakes, & I used to regret them. However, the 'regrets,' weren't actually regrets at all, they were life lessons. They may seem unfair, but once you're able to take a step back, accept the 'bigger picture', you realize they happened for a reason. One of my fav poems, in which I was introduced to by my 4th grade teacher, Ms. Cooper, (who will always be the teacher who impacted me most), read us a poem by Robert Frost, titled, 'The Road Not Taken.' I recommend it (short-maybe four stanzas, 5 lines). My point being is this, WE choose our path in life, & we are the the 'Master of our own universe,' Personally, I can definitely relate. NEVER, did I imagine I would be a 33 yr. old, single Mom, living in Newport, a Business owner, & asked to expand. I love a challenge, but I also love and NEED need time to breathe. I wanted to be a stay at home Mom, & raise my kids. No nannies. I moved here to take advantage of all OC has to offer, yet haven't experienced any of it yet! I However, I want to be comfortable financially, so I see it as a small sacrifice that will only make me stronger, expand my knowledge, impact lives, mainly my daughters, just as Mrs. Copper did to mine. I love where I'm at. It's def tough @ times, so I "try" to maintain a healthy balance between life, work & of course, the most important of all, my little girl. She gives me strength, determination & has allowed me to view the world in a different manner. There have been days where I've felt defeated or challenged,& I just want to give up & hug my Mom. My little girl definitely fills that void, that's why I chose the profession I did. It allows me to raise her, be with her, teach her & be present. Of course I'd love to be a stay at home, & have 1 more child, but life doesn't always go as 'planned.' I want my best friend/partner to come home @ night & discuss our days. Right now, I put my baby down @ 6, & I'm lonely, so I put myself in check & remind myself that, tomorrow is a new day, & I'm blessed to have a chance to live another day, learn, challenge new things, etc. As for my partner, I am all about loyalty. I will always back you, (even if I don't agree). I think that loyalty & respect are extremely important, & I want the same. Being a "Team," is the best feeling. As mentioned above, I want a bf, partner, lover. I want someone that can go to a ball game & have fun, yet go to a professional event where manners, morals & ethics are displayed. As I said, I love to have fun & joke, but I am also passionate about certain things. Knowing when to have fun & knowing when to be serious are important to me..Life & love should be fun. They shouldn't drain you. There will be times where we hit a rough patch, so again, communication is key. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, & there isn't always a "right/wrong" answer. I'm stubborn @ times, but I know that when I do find MY "Mr. Perfect," we won't argue over little things-not worth it! Is chivalry dead?! ps: I DON'T drink coffee!