I have come to realize and learn how things change and evolve through the years. I began this site with a "Myself...well, I'm very content, confident and happy with life...and yes, I do smile a lot ;-) Mainly because I don't have anything to be sad about." quote. All true....time, events and people have made me realize that many read the words but yet sometimes don't get it. So I edit and change trying to keep the same outlook that I live my life. Here goes the latest edition of myself in a nutshell...
I have a wonderful base of friends and family that have helped me achieve my attitude on life. I have come to the realization that life is not given to us to stay stressed out. It's given to us to embrace and enjoy. There are those obstacles along the way, but there is also growth and knowledge with each. Life is not about the things I have, the places I've been, ...it's about time and how I spend that time. Schedules get crazy with work and commitments....time is the most precious thing I have and it should not be wasted.
This has been a learning time for me...from completing my masters, to renovating my home , to fine tuning my cooking expertise in the kitchen that I helped create. It's a great time in life.
Now, my children...they are my heart. They have grown into 4 wonderful adults that have given me the greatest joy in my life. I love being in their company. They make me smile with pride and bend over in laughter...and have to be honest, cringe with frustration at times! I adore being a part of their college accomplishments and graduations, their entry into their career paths, and marriages. My children are the greatest part of me.
Now, the fun things in life...I love the outdoors and ADORE the beach....the sand, the sunsets, the sound of the water. It refuels me in a way like no other. Do have many other loves cooking...good music...or just sitting on my deck with a good glass of wine on a clear evening. I enjoy being social and with friends, but I also enjoy the quiet of my home. It's a good balance.
I'm not up on all the latest hot spots or clubs in town. My free evenings usually involve dinner out with friends where we can laugh and enjoy just being together to share a relaxing evening. Think the phrase is "low maintenance" because it doesn't really matter where I am...it's who I'm with and how our time is being spent.
Now, here's where time and events have guided my words... what I'm looking for.. HONESTY above all. I'm not in this to play games or to find a "buddy" ...someone happy with themselves, loves and appreciates life and what life gives us and celebrates it all in every way, shape and form. He should be able to easily tell me how he feels about any situation and let me know that his words are genuine and true...dreaming out loud is a wonderful quality as long as it's done from the heart and not to mislead. He should know how to make a woman feel special and not wonder where she fits into his life. He should have a serious side, but not dwell on the serious things in life. He should make me want to smile more with each meeting and be intoxicating with his touch. Someone who is also comfortable and confident enough to also know that everyone needs some "alone" time at times too. ;-)
A sense of humor is important, but not one that is always "on" and there for show. It should be one that comes naturally.
Being a teacher of young children, I spend 99% of my workweek planning the day down to the exact minute. Weekends are an escape from that moment to moment planning...cut to the chase-I ADORE when someone has planned the evening and all I have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy. That is such a treat for me!
I am a romantic and romance is key, all intertwined with fun and just being a great friend. I have learned that the chemistry of a great relationship is very complex...I'm not looking for one aspect of it...I'm looking for it all.