I'm a study in honesty, laughter, friendship, loyalty and hugs. I won't tell you I like long walks on the beach. The truth is, wet sand in my toes makes me crazy. I don't do the club thing, because, well, that's just not MY thing. To say I'm a gym rat would be a straight up lie! I have been doing Crossfit for the last few month (crazy, I know). But, I'm doing it as a form of stress management during a difficult family time. If weight loss is side benefit, I'm all in. I have curves in all the right places. I love my body. And I'm uber secure. (My favorite Crossfit shirt says "CHUBBY GIRLS CUDDLE BETTER" Truer words never spoken. I'm a straight up happy girl (with occasional bouts of hormone-induced tears). I have an infectious personality that piques people's curiosity. I give hugs, over handshakes. I love my job. My patients become my friends. I'm trying to overcome my fear of dogs, for which I have no logical explanation. I speak enough Spanish to get by. I crack myself up, and those around me. My life is not perfect. I am not perfect. But, I am beyond blessed and grateful. You'll be hard pressed to find many people who have the outlook on life that I do.
So, why now? Well, every time the weather starts to cool a bit and the humidity drops, in my mind, it's officially "snuggle weather". The holidays are coming and we all get invitations with "plus 1" on them. Now, I don't mind going to parties alone. I'm a fun "third wheel". I often even go out to dinner alone with my friends' husbands, because my friendship with couples is equal all around (how many women trust their men with other women? It speaks to the foundation of my friendships...trust). But, having been single for a long time, out of fear more than anything, I'm starting to feel that I'm in a place where I'd like to "fall" again. To trust myself enough to make wiser choices than I've made in the past. No, I'm not looking for a "friends first". I want a relationship...full on chemistry, laughter, conversation (communication is huge for me), mingling of friends and family, a shoulder to lean on, a random texter, someone with the mentality that "it's the little things that count'.
Most of all, I'm looking for someone who is brave. Not afraid to take risks. Secure in themselves. A standout in a crowd. Not your average bear. Is that you?