Ok, they say this part is important but I truly believe you can only tell so much about a person until you meet.
I'm a single mom with two boys. I value family & friendships a great deal. Children are my heroes and having them in my life keeps me real! My kids attend school in Chicago and I fly them home whenever they're off. When they are gone, I spend a lot of time with my best friend and her 2 grandkids. I LOVE them all and want the best for them always. I'll do almost anything to make the children in my life feel safe and secure!
I have a professional career that I've worked my entire life to achieve (don't let the associates degree fool you - most of what I've achieved has been through blood, sweat and tears). Beauty school...been there, done that, moved on - had some kickass 80's hair back then though! After I decided I needed more money, I went back to college. I started off working in the technical field (chemical plants, manufacturing then onto newspapers) but spend most of my time now empowering people. I'm not a black and white person. I've been traveling a lot recently and work from home when I'm not. I've been to Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, Des Moines and LA this year for work & just returned from vacation in South Dakota.
I believe there are lessons to be learned even from the bad things that happen - TRULY.
It takes a lot to make me angry - but don't be an ***hole; I won't put up with being disrespected. I'm a good listener and if you have ADD, you'd better be on meds to control it!
I believe in always trying to improve myself and everything I do.
Bottom line...I AM a good person and someone you'll be glad you met, even if we end up as friends - honestly.
I'm humble, honest, respectful, compassionate, full of adventure, open-minded in everything I do, graceful, competitive, well-rounded in life, attractive inside and out, have a good sense of humor, have beautiful blue eyes and a great smile blah...blah...blah. I'm sure I have a few negative traits, but you'll be hard pressed to find them and when you do, I want to know so I can better myself.
I'm NOT a runway model, but if you're looking for Miss Perfect - good luck finding her. I will however, turn heads when we're out. I gave up looking for Prince Charming a long time ago when I realized there are some things that are truly just "made for the movies".
I have a relationship with God - not church.
I love to have fun and am looking for someone who makes me laugh and smile. Jeff Duhnam and Dane Cook are two comedians I've seen recently. Comedy clubs are fun once in a while.
I listen to all types of music but mostly alternative rock, R&B and top 10. I love being introduced to new music. Currently in my CD player but not in this order...Pink, Buck Cherry, Akon, Lady Gaga, Nickelback and 3 Doors Down. I love live, loud music! Especially when I can dance. I sing to the radio in the car but you'll never catch me doing karaoke.
I love to test my limits and am very competitive (but not in relationships - I believe that love is equal). I ride a motorcycle...fast (when I'm not in my "CAR"), snowboard, love to play cards (really like to play poker and usually come out ahead), play pool, am totally into football season (Chicago Bears fan), I can usually be found in the middle of reading a book. I've never gone sky-diving or river rafting, but both are on my bucket list.
Cuddling on the couch and watching a movie is something I enjoy from time to time. I'm into all types of movies...the last five I've watched...Harry Potter, the Underworld Trilogy (a few times - ok, maybe 10-12 since the Rise of the Lycans came out), the Lake House, Men in Black and Quantum of Solace.
Really, it's pretty exhausting talking about me. I want to know about you! I'm seriously looking to date but if it develops into a long-term relationship, I'm ok with that too. Let's just get to know each other and live life!
I don't want to do coffee. I'd much rather go bowling, play pool, go to a sporting event, play frisbee golf or go for a walk someplace like the zoo, the Aquarium or someplace with great scenery. Although, I'm always open to your ideas but we should be able to hear each other talk - that's what a first date is about, right? Regardless of what we do, I'm confident you won't depart wishing you could get that hour or so of your life back!