Feeling more grounded and sure of myself, which I guess is a bonus they don't tell you to expect as the calendar turns. With that comes the desire to find someone to share my life with. I recently have become an RN and have really enjoyed maturing into my career and feeling competent in life. It's been a rocky journey to which I feel grateful for because I feel like when things come a little too easily, it's more difficult to appreciate what you have.
Friends and family are very important to me and continuely surprise me with how supportive they are. They continue to put up with me, so I must be doing something right! Strong connections continue to help me grow and appreciate my life. I enjoy catching a bite to eat, trying new restaurants around town, bowling or dancing. It's great to have a few cocktails but I've moved passed the point to drinking to the wee hours. I definitely don't bounce back like I used to! Getting out on the water is heavenly but more difficult to squeeze in. I went kayaking recently and remembered how relaxing and fun it is.
When out with someone, I enjoy a conversation to understand what someone values and if we can balance one another. I like when someone can make me laugh and also laugh at themself! I like being responsible and serious but also like getting goofy. I've learned that I really appreciate when someone can take care of themselves and show some vulnerability in a relationship. I have also learned that communication is pretty key in all relationships. It's not easy but it works. I'd love to find someone who can challenge me and keep my sassy side in line. As a nurse, I'd like to share the responsibility of caretaking. Equal partnership is key for me.
I also love getting out of the city and exploring. A hike or the beach on a warm sunny day can be more than rejuvenating. I grew up on the Cape so I love getting back to my family and the beach! It's a treat when their dogs can come, but I always have to give them back...for now.
I'm always up for some surprise or something different. I like trying new things and feel like my hobbies don't really fully describe me. For instance, taking in the night when you look up at the stars and enjoying the warm air. Is that a hobby? I'm thrilled that I just saw my first shooting star this past summer and feel like that must be a positive sign for my future!