I'm originally from SE Virginia but realized early on that I wasn't meant to live in the south. I love visiting the south and had a great childhood there but I spent most of my twenties finding my way to a city. 8 years ago I landed in Philadelphia and I finally feel I have found home. Sadly, to some, you will find no southern drawl. I worked hard to get rid of it although it may come out when I've had a few drinks or am really tired.
I ended my full time, 80 hour a week, career in 2011 and currently have 3 jobs. I'm a die hard workaholic but 2 of my jobs are more fun than work and with all 3, I don't work anywhere close to 80 hours a week. My weekdays are spent with my boss and a house manager so whenever I have the opportunity I am around other people. It's been quite an adjustment going from planning events, talking non-stop, to a quiet, peaceful job with great perks. I eat out at least 3 nights a week. Food is my hobby. I can't say I have a favorite type but I can say that I like it to be different everyday. I don't like chopsticks and I do like to eat my food with a spoon or my fingers and I often lick the plate. In public.
I also love music (almost as much as food). Everything from Dave Matthews to Frank Sinatra to Beethoven to Snoop Dogg to Thelonius Monk to Etta James to Led Zeppelin.
I read quite a bit and am always on the hunt for the next great book. I recently started a book club with some girlfriends and most of the time I am juggling 3 books at a time.
My friends will tell you that I'm thoughtful, empathetic, kind, generous, smart, passionate and loyal. I think I'm a bit of a tomboy; I'd rather hang with the guys most days. My best friend is a straight guy. And I have some unbelievable girlfriends that are my "rocks". I am incredibly independent, driven, straight forward and have my shit together. My words are typically deliberate. There is no drama in my world and I'd like to keep it that way. I tend to think that can only be accomplished with communication. But I am a girl and so I change my mind - with thought. And sometimes I take a while to make decisions because I want it to be the right decision. I get nervous before dates but I can be convinced to do almost anything as long as there is some guidance (if necessary), food and maybe a cocktail.
Ultimately I just want to meet someone that is fun, outgoing, spontaneous, enjoys eating or listening to live music and has a grasp on their own life. I'd like to meet my equal, my best friend.
There's much more. So ask me.