One of my favorite quotes:
LIFE is short, BREAK the rules, FORGIVE quickly, KISS slowly, LOVE truly, LAUGH uncontrollably and never regret anything that made you smile :-)
I recently moved to the Big Easy after being in Baton Rouge since 1998. I am originally from a small city in south Louisiana so I would consider myself to be very Cajun. I am also a very spiritual person which is quite different from religious-I would say that I do not subscribe to labels. I believe in a God who is unconditional and nonjudgmental.
So on a lighter note, I am looking for fun, intelligent, NON-drama people to hang out with in Nola and play tourist during my free time. My friends describe me as nurturing and generous. I am self-sufficient, make a comfortable living and not looking to be anyone's sugar mama :-)
March 2, 2013
I have decided I needed to be more specific about myself. First of all, I am very hesitant to respond to messages, so PLEASE do not take it to heart if I don't. The reason I have seeking friends on this site is because I do not have expectations of anything more. I also believe that a friend is the foundation for any future relationship. I am not interested in any casual encounter ever. If you are passing through town, please do not message me, I just do not have the extra time to be pen pals with someone and I do not believe in long distance relationships.
I am a very independent person. I believe that we all are whole people and do not need anyone to complete us. I have been divorced now for 7 years and I do not need to be in a relationship to be happy. I take excellent care of my body, mind and soul. I try to meditate and exercise nearly daily. I am a firm believer in adequate sleep. I eat a diet full of super foods/antioxidants and take vitamins. I have never smoked or taken drugs. My family and career goals are very important to me.
Because I keep my body in shape, I expect the same in a guy. A sense of humor and wittiness is always an attractive quality. And what girl doesn't like an affectionate guy or someone that is not afraid to open up and communicate feelings. A confident (not arrogant) man is awesome-it is a sign of high self-esteem. If you are just recently coming out of a relationship, I wish you the best, but I will not get involved. I believe that it takes a while to heal from a break-up. If you do not have any pictures of yourself, please do not message me. If your pictures are obscure, outdated, or you have to cover your eyes or hide your face or have to post pictures of your pets instead of yourself, please do not message me. Also, please don't lie about your age, height or other descriptions of yourself. Honesty is an essential quality. Please do NOT think I am a snob, I am far from it, I just don't want to waste anyone's time or mine. I have set high standards. I wish all of you the best and hope you find what you are looking for.
Music: Jazz/Blues, 80's, Cajun Zydeco, Norah Jones, Etta James, Journey, Jimmy Buffet, Disco, Foo Fighters, Eagles, Green Day, Frank Sinatra, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Cowboy Mouth, ****cat Dolls, Zero 7, Christine Aquillera, Styx, Alanis Morisette, Marvin Gaye, KC and the Sunshine Band, Village People, Cake, Bon Jovi, Lynard Skyard, Shania Twain, Molly Ringwalds, Barry White, Rockin Dopsie, Enya, Bee Gees, Bag of Donuts, Chee Weez, Natasha Bedingfield, Timberland, T-Pain, Fergie....too many more to list
Books: Oh! The Places You Will Go and Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss; 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; Who Moved My Cheese; Peaks and Valleys; The Secret; Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; The Shack; I have a large library of books with too many to list
Movies: Breakfast Club, A Lot Like Love, Pretty in Pink, Garden State, Ultimate Gift, Extraordinary Measures, This is 40, Pretty Woman, Tristan & Isolde (a classic Romeo & Juliet tearjerker), Cloud Atlas, Serendipity, Pay It Forward, Sleepless in Seattle, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Holiday, View from the Top, Elizabethtown
Some of my other favorite quotes:
"Always do what you are afraid to do." Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. ~Stephen R. Covey
"You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. (My last fortune cookie reading)
"Great people are those who make others feel that they too can become great."
"Live one day at a time-this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone, and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is and the future less resolved than it will be."
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on so long in the first place."
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing!
Develop the heart; Too much energy in your country Is spent developing the mind, Instead of the heart. Develop the heart.