I'm a midwestern girl and an artist at heart. I have a great sense of humor and a quick wit. I write songs and play guitar semi-professionally. I also enjoy reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, because they help me see the world through other people's eyes. I inevitably grow and change as a result. TV and going to movies are guilty pleasures that I wish I didn't like so much...BUT I DO! I love stories, in whatever form they come. I think that is part of why I love my job so much. I help people make sense of their stories so far, and come alongside of them to help them shape their next chapters (see more below for specifics).
I work hard, but have committed to myself to play equally hard. When I go out, I enjoy going to live events, be they concerts, theatre performances, or football/baseball games. That being said, I also enjoy activities like walking, biking, dancing, or playing softball. I really enjoy adventures and new experiences when I can fit them into my schedule, and I'll try (almost) anything once! (I used to say "anything" until I started thinking really hard about the "brazillian wax" Groupons I would find advertised weekly...that is something I am not willing to try. I don't care if it is only $15, NO ONE is putting hot wax down there.)
My Christianity is not my religion, it is my LIFE. I try to love people like Jesus does (though I fail miserably at times) and live my life by biblical standards. Getting to know me romantically will be a gradual process. I have the ultimate goal of marrying my best friend - whoever he ends up being. Applicants for this position will need to possess their own love for Jesus and a high committment level due to my occupation.
Regarding my personality, I am very passionate and driven, and almost always find myself in a leadership role within any organization. My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is INFJ (in case you are as big of a nerd as I am and this is helpful for you to know). I do not thrive on surface-level relationships, and I am hoping to find friends and eventually a spouse with capacity for emotional intimacy, intelligence, and humor. If you think you are my match, I would like very much to meet you.
Occupationally, I am currently mobilized (working full-time for the next 2.5 years) in my job as an Army chaplain. In my civilian life, I own a life coaching/counseling/consulting practice. My life's mission is to equip people to become everything God created them to be and to help them live lives full of purpose and meaning. I also work with businesses to assist in leadership and employee assessments. Not quite as existential, but definitely helps to pay the bills.
Meeting in a public place for a beverage. This is for my protection, as I need to be reasonably sure you are not an axe murderer. Self-disclosure: I am not an axe murderer, either. By the way, murderous intent of any sort is decidedly a deal-breaker. This is non-negotiable. Don't write me and tell me she was "asking for it" and hope I will reconsider.
If the beverage goes well, we can take it from there!