I believe character is a basic requirement that 2 people should consider, and there are lots of good people, and yet... chemistry will ultimately be the factor that decides whether pursuit is pursued. Are you willing to overlook redundancy? Don't sweat the small stuff and all that... I guess I forgot about the fear of being alone and money stuff since it's not an issue for me, not sure what else there is that's not an issue for me that trumps chemistry, maybe you can clue me in.
I’m a marketer by profession, like to dance and sing and generally make a scene whenever the kids goad me just a little too much.. Not sure what I meant by that exactly except that it's late and I wanted to change my profile and good stuff is eluding me. I may (or may not) come back in and change it again when I'm more lucid, we'll see. I do hate to start with my profession which is not the most important or interesting thing in the world. Okay, so I'm moving it to the 2nd paragraph. I think I've given up on this site for the moment at least anyway, so where does that leave us? Your call...
(Mostly) old stuff, for anyone still reading:
I wouldn't mind getting better at the living room salsa that took place with my son, and mostly now I can sometimes be found at the country places at times getting a little exercise (we get involved, you can come or not, not an issue, for me anyway). I also like to read, play guitar, play soccer, basketball or frisbee etc., healthy eating, staying & getting fit, the outdoors and gardening. I have a few fantasies about some more extreme outdoor sports endeavors, though to be honest it's not something I regularly pursue, or maybe even at all. I like dogs (used to have a great dog named Dizzy), certain cats I suppose are not that bad, and I also like piña coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain (with the right person especially).
The main goals for my life right now are building up my business and the continued raising of young men, and then very often showing my grandkids that "nana" doesn't always mean "retired to a rocker." They're so much darn fun!!
One unique thing about me (or at least unusual in these times) is that I have 7 children. They're mostly grown and it would seem I've held up pretty well. One is still at home, and has pretty much outgrown the trouble stages. He's really pretty fun, and already 16. Amazing! [update--Nathan's college applications have turned into a gig at UNT with a full music scholarship and he's now a freshman.]
My middle 3 are girls, young women really, 1 is in college, 1 is taking some time off from school and working, and the 3rd is married with children already. My oldest son is a filmmaker who's back in NYC after his latest stint in the middle East and opening up a guerilla film bootcamp. My second son was killed a few years ago in a head-on collision after surviving his first 3 years in the army and some time in Iraq... he's already where we all hope to be someday and lived fully while he was here. I hope to be like him when I grow up.
I like lots of different music styles, except rap and heavy metal-type stuff. I learned to tolerate it when the oldest 2 boys played guitar and had their friends over, etc. and now I get to listen to the youngest 2 on their horns playing a very different style. I even like some country now that I'm dancing to it. I esp. like modern Christian music, though, and it helps keep my mind and heart in a good place for the most part.
My faith is very important to me, in a quiet peaceful, knowing-I'm-loved kinda way. DEFINITELY NOT in a have-to-go-to-church kind of way. Living my faith in Love as best as I can day by day.. there's no point in trying to do it on my own. I hope.... something about my kids here and how they've "caught" it is what I was originally thinking, and then realized "I hope" is enough all on its own.
The following is based on my own opinion and what I've been told and is true to the best of my ability, though I'm quite aware we typically have blind spots, and that's what a relationship is for. Who better to let us know where we're a little not all we can be?... I have a fairly quiet nature, am a good listener, have done a good job of dealing with any hang-ups I've had (and always working on improving how I relate in the world), am compassionate, passionate about the people I love, love the outdoors, and love to laugh and have fun. Every day is a gift, every breath in fact, and I'm striving to live as though I'm eternally grateful. Hopefully you feel the same.
I have moved back to San Antonio, though I can live anywhere that has the Internet my business being what it is, but, fair warning, I really don't like the cold!
Good night for now.
This quote is for guys, but us girls should understand the same. It’s not important in your relationship whether she or he loved someone before you, the most important thing here & now is you love each other and she or he can make you smile and make you happy.
“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”
- By Unknown
??? update-=- this section is crazy! I should change my original entry (I think I'll leave it at the bottom so you can decide which you'd prefer) to bungee jumping after a drag race and a little white water rafting, Of course I'd like to hang glide some too...
This could be anything interactive really, maybe a stroll through the park if the weather's nice, seeing some sights around town, even the ever-popular quiet booth in a coffee shop. I'm pretty open to the setting. What's your preference? And for the second date, see above.