Hmmm how to describe myself.... I'm a mother to two very awesome 11 year old girls, and I guess also to a cat, and a bearded dragon. I find enjoyment in the simple things in life - cooking, BBQing, camping, going out to dinner, movies, and checking out new places to visit. There's more, but I guess you will figure that out later! I'd like to think I'm confident, tend to speak my mind, and have a sense of humor that may make me go to hell someday but I'd deal with it when it happens. On the softer side, I enjoy snuggling by a fire, long walks on the beach ...Ok, no really (although there some truth in that), I enjoy going out, getting out on a truck bed, drinking a beer, and just watching the stars, shooting guns and playing in the mud.
In all seriousness, my girls are my life and will always be and I would hope my future partner would understand that and feel the same way about their own kids if they have any. I have goals in life and expect that anyone new in my life would also be motivated to have a job, be going to school or have built a life around them that sustains them. The trick is to know what you want and to go for it. We all have our own baggage but I try not to let it effect my life. Each bag is a lesson in which I learned something and have grown from that lesson. Which brings me to what else I expect: A solid man that is able to stand up to the challenges that a new relationship brings, wont just sit by and let me do everything. I relationship should be 50/50 without one doing more than the other. I tend to be pretty independent and would love to have some who is okay with my independent streak but that can also help me when I need it. I want someone fun-loving, confident, and a responsible person that can make me laugh or at least stoop to my level and joke around. I love to go out to dinner and clean-up well. I'm just as comfortable in jeans and boots as I am in a dress.
I have done a lot in my life from serving 3 years in the Army stationed in Germany, spent time in the Gulf during the first gulf war and then did another 5 years in the Army National Guard. I went to college while working full time, and raising my two girls on my own, hopefully I can connect with someone who shares the same values, has good intentions, and can be the man that I want. Forewarning, I tend to be a little different than most females.