Hi, Thanks for viewing my profile. I find the toughest thing about joining these dating sites is having to describe myself. I can write a poem or put my feelings down onto paper in a heartfelt letter with more ease than I can find the words to describe myself in a paragraph or two. It's not that I am not confident in who I am or what I am looking for in a partner. It's being able to put it into words without sounding too cliche or robotic that I struggle with. So here it is in a nutshell, so to speak..Lol..I am an independent woman, always have been and probably always will be. I work hard to have a nice home and the things that I enjoy;ie: camping and boating, so I'm not looking for a man to take care of me. I'm looking for a partner and a best friend. Someone with integrity, because there's nothing sexier or more endearing than a man who means what he says and says what he means. Having compassion for the less fortunate and the lost souls is what makes us unique as human beings, if you get that than you'll get me. I'm very young at heart and I love to laugh, at times I can be a little goofy.....because life's too short to be serious all the time. I am passionate about the ocean and anything to do with the water and have been very blessed to have lived within steps of the beach for the past 5 five years. I create art from the driftwood I find along the shore and I have my own studio. It is hobby that I love, but can be difficult to find time for as I work 2 jobs and a 3rd in the summer. I like all kinds of music, love to dance and go out and socialize every now and then, yet I live a quiet life and actually like my own company. I believe there's a difference between needing someone in your life to make it feel complete and wanting someone in your life to enhance it.. I want someone to share my time with that will enhance my life, that enjoys the same things or includes me in things that he likes, who enjoys a good debate on the subjects of life and can laugh at the little things.I'm keeping the faith that you are out there, we just haven't found each other yet.