I'm an open book with many chapters; here's the Cliff Notes.
I am a tall, slender, wonderfully built woman who allows my body freedom to conform to my lifestyle and schedule. I appreciate my shape but won't cry over 10 lbs. in December. I work out for strength and health, not for societal acceptance. I'm ALWAYS strong; sometimes toned, sometimes average. I'm in love with ME, not just my physical but who I am, and strive to be.
I'm many things, but never boring: affectionate, silly, intelligent, crazy, sane, demanding, generous, humble, prideful, eccentric, grounded, kind, belligerent at times, analytical yet synthetical, spontaneous, cautious, sarcastic, straight forward, fantastically fanatic, empathetic and compassionate but little tolerance for pessimism, constantly redefining. I am me.
I am diversity; my culturally rich, racially diverse family and travels abroad, increased my perspective exponentially. As a self-proclaimed amateur comedian, racial jabs occasionally fly; few meant, fewer taken seriously.
Despite my wacky humor, I am not a fan of ignorance or preconceived judgments; if you haven't lived it, survived it, or studied it don't give advice, judge, or act as an expert.
I am an activist for human and animal rights at heart; I volunteer, donate and support as much as I can, when I can. Having a degree dealing in Social Problems, I am AWARE now, FAR from the Republican BS I was fed as a child. I try to step lightly, I?m not totally green, nor do I eat ALL organic but I?m aware and make small changes to be, live, and encourage others for better.
I am ambitious. I don't take no for an answer when it comes to a goal. I am cautiously open-minded: balancing my naivety and jaded mindset well. I have a general need to understand life's truths, and compassion to accept them.
Sarcasm is my second language, my humor. At heart I am optimistic, encouraging, loving, motivating, avoiding negative people like the plague. We all fall short at times but appreciating life is an uncompromising requirement of mine.
Raised Christian; I remained inquisitive, preferring to study all faiths and take what feels right rather than accept one interpretation as truth. I've seen very ugly results when leaders of faith misinterpret, so I've developed my own relationship with HIM based on my own conscience.
I am Passionate about respect, love, human and animal rights, and family. Passion often equates to temper, but I recover and come to reason easily. As a strong communicator I address problems right away to avoid conflicts.
WHAT I WANT:
HONESTY. Seeking no less than equal, meaning: I have good credit, own my home, a decent car, a job, a degree; while I understand life's mishaps, if you?re not independent, we aren't compatible. A smart man, who knows that he knows NOTHING, open to new experiences and perspectives. A good communicator, who appreciates my independence but supports me fully, one who adds value to my day and life, supports my endeavors, respects my mind, and values my opinions.
My daughter is the one encouraging me to date again. I do have 3 children; amazing, super intelligent, insightful mini people. This is intimidating to boys, but a welcome challenge for a real man.
The RIGHT man will not be jealous of my relationship with them; will develop his own as their friend and a role model. He will encourage our growth as a blended family and individuals.
I married too young, seemed cool at the time. I learned from it. A wise man said, "It Takes Two to make a thing go right". IF I ever want a 4th child, it will NOT be my next hubby. There is a difference between silly and childish, silly I can do.
I would definitely rather be single than deal with drama. Disagreements should develop communication and lead to understanding. Arguments should be trivial and playful.
I will welcome this man who recharges me and appreciates and reciprocates