In an effort to save us both time, I'm going to be completely honest and even brutal about myself. If it's not to your liking I understand and wish you well on your search. If something sparks your interest, I encourage you to message me and see what might happen.
I'm an overly ambitious and determined (read stubborn) solo momma of one pinchable year old boy. I am in school for 16 hours this semester, which means I am always studying. I also own my own photography business which means I never sleep. All this is to prep you with the knowledge that my time is very limited and precious to me and I don't enjoy wasting it. I am outgoing and, perhaps, a tad blunt and tend to ramble on about nothing when I get nervous. I love to laugh and do so daily. I love to make other people laugh. Laughter is one of the only universal communications we have.
I am intelligent. Some might call me nerdy, but really it's geeky. I actually like to learn. I enjoy reading, and I cannot be with someone who has not read a book for fun over the last 18 months. I like to talk. About current events, celebrity gossip, or the latest episode of Family Guy. I need someone who is able to hold their own in a conversation.
I am compassionate. I love people and animals and I am far too trusting for my own good. I tend to be a "fixer" and always want to fix everyone's problems but I'm learning to back off and not get so involved. It's easier now that I'm constantly busy. I am a huge animal fan, but I can't wait to go on my first hunt. I'm not a vegetarian, but believe animals should have certain rights such as the right to not be abused and mistreated.
I like to play board games and card games.
I love being outdoors. I'm a bout 20lbs overweight at the moment but working on fixing that. I eat healthily, but enjoy a beer or ice cream once in awhile. I take my son for walks, but find I spend too much time sitting at the table pouring over books and researching on the computer. I'd love to find a workout partner to help get me back into the gym.
I can be easily frustrated, but tend to back down rather than have it escalate into a full blown fight. I don't like loud voices and shy away from people who yell too much. Instead I'm more likely to wait a few hours and then bring the issue up again and try to talk things out.
At home I'm most comfortable in jeans, a pony tail and a cute top. Out on the town you'll see me dress to the nines and put on my high heeled boots. That's how you know I'm feelin' good, I'm wearing my boots.
I am religious. I celebrate the holidays, I go to church, and I cannot be with someone who doesn't.
I am a person of great enthusiasm - easily excited by many things. Unsatisfied by the ordinary, I am reaching for an epic, extraordinary life. I want the best. The best life. The best love. The best reputation. The best everything.
I posses a sharp and keen intellect. My mind is my primary weapon. Strong willed, nothing can keep me down. My energy can break down any wall. I'm an instantly passionate person - and this passion gives me an intoxicating power over others.
At my worst, I am a narcissist. Full of myself and even proud of my faults. Stubborn and opinionated, I know what I think is right. End of discussion.
Something cute I saw which helps describe me...
Risk Taker, High Energy, Optimistic, Seeks Variety
You are an unleashed personality. You hold nothing back and are willing to put it all on the line, act quickly and expect success. If you fail, you expect success the next time - or certainly, eventually. You also like change, because a changing environment means new opportunity, another chance.
Structured, Compromiser, Hot, Extrovert
You can be difficult. You have a temper and you care passionately about issues and what you believe are rules and values that should not be tampered with. You do not keep these (or other) feelings to yourself. You need to communicate. If your partner is as passionate a person as you are, things could get turbulent. However, an attractive contrast to your sometimes dogmatic attachment to rules and specifications of how something ought to be done, is your ability to back down if you think it is in the best interests of the relationship. This opens up the kind of personality types you can be with, because your willingness to step back and let someone else call the shots makes you a little more mellower than you would be otherwise. Still, it might be best to stay away from someone with as short a fuse as you sometimes have.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
He would take me out somewhere public, fun, that was not overly intimate or involving getting intoxicated and we would get to know each other better and decide if there is enough mutual interest to continue pursuing a friendship and relationship.