8/10 Update - I have purchased a house in Seminole and should be settling in at the end of August.
I am relocating to the St. Petersburg area in August. My company has an office there, and as much as I love living in the Bay Area (I currently reside in San Jose, CA), I'd really like to be closer to family and friends, who also live on the east coast. I grew up in CT, attended UCONN, and have lived in California since 1997. It won't be easy to say goodbye, but it's time to start the next chapter in my life.
I teach fitness classes as a hobby (BodyPump, Insanity, and cycle), in addition to working a full-time job. Teaching is a huge part of my life. I get a charge out of helping members meet their fitness goals, as well as overcome other obstacles in their lives through fitness. They remind me that fitness isn't always about what you see improving on the outside, but how it feeds the soul and mind. I am honored that they allow me to be a part of their journey, and realize I learn as much from them as they do from me.
I know what I want from a relationship (and what I don't want), and am willing to wait for the right guy, so I'm not going to latch on to you, or waste your time just for the sake of having someone to spend time with. I believe physical closeness is as important as emotional closeness. I also believe that couples need time apart to recharge, and to allow each person to maintain their identity. Let's start slow, have fun, and allow a friendship to build while an amazing romance unfolds. I believe that relationships take work and communication, and the best ones are those that are built over time.