New to the area, recently moved to Hayden in Nov, from dare I say, San Diego, CA. Still trying to find my way around and adjust to the cold burrrr. Settling in little by little and excited to embark on a new life and adventure for the 2nd half of my life here in the PNW.
I've been visiting my sister and her family for years in ID and now it's time to make it my new home. I'm was that time in my life, as many of us are, where we look back on the life we've already lived and if you don't like what you see, how do you want to change your future? For me, somewhere along the way work took over my life these last years and I lost the work/life balance. I guess that happens sometimes when you don't have that partner in life where you help each other stay grounded and to remember to watch a sunset or sunrise...or to stop and smell the roses (although I like the smell of lilacs better lol). I'm taking charge of my life and my happiness as much as I can and have faith that everything else will fall into place the way it's supposed to.
At this point in our lives I'm pretty sure we all know who we are, but that doesn't seem to help make it any easier to talk about who you are in a profile. There is so much more to each of us than can be written...
About me...well for one I'm another Californian (San Diego) that is invading ID, but I'm not a California native, (does that help me out a little) I'm originally from the east coast, but have lived in SoCal most of my life...but have always loved the trees, mountains and seasons more than the ocean, desert and sunshine 350 days of the year. Yes I miss thunderstorms, the colors when the leaves change in the fall, and watching the snowfall as it blankets everything in white. I would say I'm a modern type woman who has become self sufficient, but was raised with old school values and believes we're not meant to live life alone without a partner to share life with and lean on. I'm loyal, honest and responsible. I do take life seriously, but still like to have fun and joke around (haven't lost that little girl in me). I have a good sense of humor and definitely have learned to laugh at myself (I can do some dorky things sometimes).
I believe in affection, so an unexpected kiss or touch given to the one I’m with is a very common thing for me to do (communication doesn’t always come from talking; it’s a balance of talking and actions). I really enjoy good conversation or a friendly yet competitive sport/video/card game (I play a mean game of air-hockey). I'm more of a jeans type of girl, not afraid to get my hands dirty, but enjoy putting on a dress and going someplace nice. I appreciate the simple things and pleasures in life. I enjoy going new places and experiencing new things in life. I am eating healthier these days and would enjoy cooking healthy meals with someone. Along with eating healthy exercising has to be a part of my life and I'm making more time for it. It would be nice to have a partner that might enjoy exercising together sometimes, (not looking for a gym rat :) or doing fun activities that would give us time together and exercise at the same time.I like to hike (haven't found a hiking partner yet), walking and things that get you outside. I've never kayaked or paddle boarded and looking to give these a try.
I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I still love doing puzzles or playing card/board games. I enjoy watching good movies on a rainy or cold winter day (always better with someone special to cuddle up with). I do like trying new activities, foods and places. And I have to admit I love home remodeling, making a house your own. Yes I have plans to start remodeling my house after I move in Oct...I've been told winter is a good time to do the inside work on your house and in spring its time to work on the yard :) Some of my favorite things....Snuggling up in front of a fire. The warmth of the sun on my back. Ice cream on a hot day or even in the middle of winter. Good conversation. Laughing until you can’t breathe. Holding hands and kissing with someone special. A soft blanket/pillow. Listening to music. Good Coffee and Italian food.
I have a grown daughter that is 28 now and soon to be grandma, but that doesn't mean that I've stopped being a mom. I was a single parent since my daughter was 2 so I definitely know and understand the responsibilities and dedication of being a single parent and the balance it takes to try to have some personal life along with being a dedicated parent. If you have kids you come as a package…this I understand very well. I love kids and am a very family oriented person.
I consider myself to be spiritual as opposed to religious. I'm not one to follow organized religion and sit in church every Sunday. My relationship with God is within myself and being outside amongst nature makes an ideal church. For me, I trust in God and have faith that he knows what he's doing... I keep my faith and keep moving forward down the path of life and hope to find the "one" that our paths connect and we continue to move forward together side by side, holding hands down what is now our path together.
I'm hoping to find that special someone to spend quality time with enjoying each other's company that could possibly lead into long-term happiness and memories. Someone with a good balance of being honest, loyal, affectionate, but still has a touch of the little boy and bad boy in him.(and lets throw in a good kisser too, makes for better communication :-) Someone that can make me laugh and keep me on my toes and would enjoy the same in return. Someone that can appreciate being treated and respected as a man, but also knows how to treat and respect a woman. Someone to share each other’s hopes and dreams with and hopefully fulfilling some of them together. Someone that enjoys exploring new places, trying new things and weekend get-aways, but also embraces the times when just staying home, relaxing or tinkering around the house is the plan of the day. Sometimes after a long work week it's nice to just stay in and have breakfast/coffee in bed, cuddle up and escape from the world and other times it's get up and go and embrace the world and all it has to offer. If you understand the concept of being an "us" and "we"...we might just be on the same page.
We all have pasts that may have left some scars and baggage, but our past is just to remind us of where we've been, but doesn't define our future and baggage is better left in storage. I believe in and work on self improvement, as im not pefect. I don't seek perfection in myself or in my partner...just that we be the best version of ourselves. But if we fit perfectly together while we snuggle, hold hands or kiss, etc far be it from me not to enjoy perfection :)
"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, contin