I can't live without: (1) A Sense of Awe (2) A Sense of Humor (3) Gratitude. I don't take things or people for granted.
I'm a classy sassy sunny Florida girl, just moved this winter to LA after a 12 year detour/adventure in Chicago. (I appreciate Southern manners/Mid West values/ a Global mindset)
Please: No Winks & No Shirtless Pics *unless* you're Surfing! Also, please only reach out if you're seriously out dating looking for a possible relationship that *might* lead to marriage/family. I welcome fun & new friendships, but no flings! I love the simple things brought by a good man in my life.
I'm not "sized up" well based on appearances. I'm always told I look much younger & have more energy than someone "my age." I don't believe in *defining* people or being defined myself by a "number!"
After being dedicated to very successful & charming careers, I'm now ready for a more balanced life, a new chapter w/ an incredible man who is also ready to share a fun adventurous journey together. I've never been married but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been asked or engaged. I have...& learned there are no guarantees & no perfect people. I believe couples connect best if BOTH souls are awake -living with purpose, passion, love in action...no fear. Together, we are: partners, uplifted, affectionate, inspired, supported, alive, silly, evolving, generous, grateful & infinite in our dreams/potential/hope/faith/fun/laughs, enjoying the ride & blessings together. Our love/want of each other *exceeds* our need for each other.
I've been told by many that I have "a lot of layers & depth." I volunteer in Haiti (began yrs before the quake) & was an International Relations major. Most seem surprised that I can "rough it." I climbed Kilimanjaro! No shower/toilet for a week!
I most def have incurable Wanderlust! I love traveling solo & sharing trips too! Bliss = experiencing new people, places, things; getting out of my comfort zone, having adventures, enjoying other cultures!
Look up the word UBUNTU! I'm passionate about connecting the world thru compassion & understanding -lifting humanity!
I grew up in Florida & also have family in Cali. I'm a beach girl thru & thru! Water & being outdoors makes me happy: SUP, surfing, scuba, sailing, hiking & snow skiing especially! Cooking, gardening, entertaining & chilling out = pleasure too! Dive oyster bars & fish taco stands are some of my fav places but I also love sharing city culture & a fab divine dinner w/ great conversation.
I'm blessed w/ an amazing family, circle of friends & mentors - some life long, some around the world. My friends would describe me as genuine, warm (a hugger), caring, grounded, talented, creative & outgoing. They'd also tell ya I'm cool, loyal, *love kids* & am nurturing of others at the neglect of myself at times. I'm the friend that's typically a fav of spouses (husbands & wives) & one that my ex's friends seek out to stay friends w/. They know I've worked very hard to earn all I've accomplished/experienced & thru the tough hits/losses in my life I'm resilient, always hopeful & observing the blessings/gifts. They want for me: a man who doesn't sandbag my experiences or feel intimidated; a man who's not a talker but a doer; is confident but not arrogant; has integrity; is authentic & sincerely appreciates me as I am & all that I am.
My Ideal Guy: Curious, Kind, Thoughtful, Generous, Compassionate, Passionate, Adventurous & Positive! Emotional Maturity is crucial as well as being happy & confident on your own as a single person -You're not looking for your girl to make you whole! I want us to ADD to each other's happiness not be responsible for it! My match also has healthy habits & a loving respectful relationship with himself. I really appreciate a worldly man w/ a non-judgmental mind who can converse about a lot of topics & be a goofball too! Bonus: You're as comfortable in black tie as you are in board shorts. :) Best Wishes! Cheers!