I relocated from California to Seminole in August 2015. My company has an office here, and as much as I loved living in the San Francisco Bay Area, it was time for a change. I grew up in CT, attended UCONN, and lived in California since 1997. It wasn't easy to say goodbye (in fact it was much harder than I ever thought it would be), but it was time to start the next chapter in my life. So far, so good, although I miss the amazing weather, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, Yosemite, and the lack of alarmingly large bugs that are found here in Florida.
Please don't assume that because I spent so much time in CA that I am a radical liberal, or that I fit the California stereotype. I am actually fairly conservative (I'd classify myself as middle of the road, with a bit of a lean to the conservative side).
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'm also a mom to two amazing kids who turn 16 in September 2016. 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 have a good life and am financially secure, and while I don't NEED a man, I won't deny that there are certain things that only a good man can provide me.
I'm looking for a man who is a bit old-fashioned (I love men with manners), social, independent, and who is secure in his career. I have my own career working for a medical technology/device company. I've been with them for 14+ years and support a region of sales people I have my own home that I've been remodeling for the past year, and love being out in my yard when it's not 100 degrees outside.
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.
Please be as accurate as possible in your profile. Mine is current, as are my photos. I do not date smokers (not even what you may call "occasional" or vaping), heavy drinkers, and/or men with no job or no steady job.Thanks for understanding.