It's time to update this. So I was born in Houston, but since I have lived in Los Angeles since I was two years old, I can safely call myself an L.A. native. I grew up near the beach and have always loved everything beachy (though I have not become the surfer I would like to be) and consider myself fairly laid-back, down to earth, and introverted. (People often think being introverted means being shy, but it doesn't- introverts gather their strength and energy from calm, quiet, and solitude, whereas extroverts gather their energy from being around busyness and lots of people. I am fairly outgoing, but definitely need my quiet time to reboot.) I currently teach sixth grade English and love it quite a bit. It keeps me very busy, often inspired, and sometimes exhausted, but overall it is the most rewarding, dynamic, joyful career out there. I have some strong ties to Austin, Texas, and most of my family lives there now. In addition to my two older brothers, I have a little brother and sister (dad and step-mom's kids) who are the loves of my life. Doesn't get better than spending time with them. I have always loved music (who doesn't, right) reading, writing, the movies, dancing, yoga, singing, poetry, comedy, and making solid, authentic connections with others. Not always an easy task. I've been told I am articulate, sensitive, kind, warm, witty, "deep," (ha) determined, tenacious, persevering, and a bit psychic.
I'm looking for someone who is genuine, authentic, well-rounded, and balanced. Los Angeles is definitely not an easy place to be single and looking, but I'm trying to stay positive. The truth is I am looking for a man who is a real man, who doesn't care all that much about clothes, image, status, money, being hip and cool, (because he is naturally, I guess) and all caught up in all the L.A. madness. I mean, whatever happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type? (Ha, if you get the reference and the man who always said that then you should email me.) But I know people are complex and multi-dimensional, that no one is perfect, and sometimes we all get a little sucked in to the things that, at the end of the day, don't really matter. But I do like a man who can wear the hell out of an old white shirt and non-skinny jeans, loves sports, and can fix things around the house. ;) And beachy people. Oh, and I should just come out and say that I don't drink anymore, nope not even a glass of wine. No judgement at all if you do, but drinking is just not a part of my lifestyle anymore. If you want to know more, drop me a line!