"True contentment with who we are as a person is being able to stand alone and still be happy"
Single for awhile now. No kids, but not by choice. I've survived my share of turmoil in the last few years, and am working hard to get back on my feet again.
I tend to stay close to home and close to my family, but do not mistake this for boring - I'm a fun, funny, a little crazy, silly, sarcastic gal. I'm genuine, nice and honest. I am very smart, a complete klutz and a country girl at heart. I love camping, fishing, road trips, the beach and NASCAR. Random drives, or a fire pit anywhere, enjoying the peace and I'm a happy girl.
I am a full-time student majoring in Accounting/Bookkeeping. Yes, I'm a numbers nerd. I have worked most of my adult life in the construction industry, and am hoping to combine my experience in the construction field with my accounting, once I am finished with school - which should be by January 2014.
Once I have completed school, of course, my first plan is to land a decent job, then get back out on my own again. I am SO looking forward to being able to afford my own place again and have my own space. Coming from a marriage, with a house and cars and a boat, to...back at mom's, unemployed and back in school has been hard to suck up at 40yo. I *try* to maneuver my thinking into, *change is usually a good thing and starting over can be fun*... Especially when you KNOW in your heart, where you are now is exactly where you're supposed to be and it's better (for me, WAY better) than where I was. Single doesn't mean failure - in fact, standing alone and still being able to smile is an accomplishment in it's own. It's taken me awhile to get here however, but I have made it and I AM very proud of myself - I am one strong cookie!!!
I'm short, "curvy" (I prefer to say) and not athletic. I try to walk at the dog park everyday, weather permitting, of course. It's slow going with my injuries...I am an absolute self proclaimed KLUTZ!!! I will get hurt just walking...I've proved it. I have lost 35lbs. since April and am continuing on my weight loss journey.
I can hold my own in an intelligent conversation and probably talk you under the table...literally ;))
I carry myself w/ manners, confidence and a smile, even if I may not feel it so much sometimes. I'm what I call "a walking contradiction" - meaning I KNOW my assets, but I am my biggest critic. I can be pretty hard on myself sometimes.
I'm a good girl, an "innocent Catholic girl" - haha (such an oxymoron) - oh, get your mind out of the gutter!!! No school girl uniforms here!!!
I am stubborn at times, I have OCD issues in the kitchen lol...and I can be ornery - I will not tolerate rude, hurtful people. I feel that being ignored is THE most immature, rude thing someone can do to another person. I wear my heart on my sleeve; sometimes I think this is to a fault, but 'I yam what I yam'...I'm real.
I am not materialistic. I despise shopping. Weird, I know... I'm a jeans girl, but always look nice and carry myself well. However, I don't mind gettin' dirty - playing in the woods, camping, playing in the sand - I'm all for it. I would LOVE to get on a quad, if I can convince myself I won't hurt myself - and I would LOVE to learn how to shoot a gun. I may just do this on my own. I'll have to look into this...
I'm not a frequent drinker, but on occasion a cold beer is nice.
I adore kids, so if you have them, I'm 100% ok with them. I hope they'll be ok with me. I'm pretty cool...
I'm an amazing Aunt and would be an amazing Step-Mom - and I haven't ruled out having one of my own yet - biologically or adoption. I lost my baby girl in April of 2011...so, the thought of going through that again scares me to the core - on the other hand, I don't want to be 60yo and not have any of my own. Yet, being a mom can be in many different ways...even if it's 6 dogs ;)
I love animals too. Probably more than people most days. I have a 3yo****poo named Stewart and he is my heart. He is my happy and my laugh every day. There is NOTHING like coming home to the greeting of my little guy. He's crazy, but is a good boy. Someday, I'll adopt another or two...
Simply, I'm looking for someone who has the same interests and dreams. Someone who loves me as I am, but makes me want to be a better person. Someone whom I compliment and whom compliments me. Someone who makes me laugh and can laugh at me or with me too.
We all have insecurities and some ghosts, especially at "our" age...take the bad with the good, but be willing to learn and compromise. I won't try to change you, so please don't try to change me.
Sometimes our silly little quirks can be charming, and sometimes simply what makes you love one another.
With that said, if you have other plans that do not involve actual dating and the possibility of a relationship, please move on!!! I will NOT allow ANYONE to shake up my "calm" - maybe I'll let you shake up my snow globe tho - IF you play your cards right ;)
Say hi... ;)