Hi , My name is Julie.I've been divorced for over 5 years. I have a 30 year old son who's married to lovely girl . I'm a make-up artist by trade. I design costumes as well and also own my own event entertainment business.I'm a very artsy creative type.I have 2 miniature Dachshunds pups that I adore but don't put above humans.
I'm not a religious person in the conventional sense,but being with someone with a spiritual side is important to me, someone interested in exploring why we're here and making the best of this life. I believe in a God of love and tolerance, not fear.Politically I lean left.
Communication, trust and the ability to put yourself in another person's place and to respect another's differences are vital to a healthy relationship.
I'm a pretty laid back person but I'm also very social at the same time. I love exploring new places and cultures, learning and experiencing new things and meeting new people but also enjoy one on one time, whether deep in conversation or just taking in a movie and a casual dinner. Getting dressed up once in awhile and going out on the town is nice too. I went to Italy a few of years ago and would love to return and see more of Europe as well.
I'm realistic and I don't expect that anyone our age has absolutely no baggage, but don't want to get involved with anyone who's not divorced and more than ready to move on with their life. We've all been through stuff but what's important is how we handled it and what we learned from it. A positive, hopeful, patient attitude on life is important. If I have any turn offs it's someone who is a pessimist or a victim.
I'm not looking to jump into an "intimate" relationship over night by any means although ultimately , I think like most people , I'd like to find a real committed relationship. I think it takes time to really get to to know someone so my goal is not to rush into anything for sure, but also not to be on here forever either.
I like classic rock and blues. As far as TV I mostly watch news type shows when I have it on or the History Channel, Love Roman History, biographies, Nat. Geographic, something I can learn from. Love the Dexter Series, Breaking Bad,Spartacus,Weeds,Mad Men,Walking Dead,Game if Thrones,and Loved the Rome series on HBO from a few years ago. Like to watch and go to the Movies.
My ideal partner would be someone who is honest, loyal, kind, Romantic, sensitive to others, smart, great sense of humor, enthusiastic about life,witty, but not at the expense of others, open minded, not judgmental, tolerant of others flaws as well as their own, open minded, curious, a good communicater and conversationalist as well as a good listener. I don't expect anyone to like all of the same things I like but hopefully we would like to do enough of the same things to enjoy each others company and respect each others differences. I hope to eventually end up with someone who always lights up when they see me and vise versa. Someone that we would both love spending time together but also would feel secure enough and have enough of our own interests to be able to give each other the space needed to have our own individuality.
I'm very interested in doing almost anything creative. I also love to laugh, as most people do,so maybe a good comedy or improv show. I love to learn about myself, people and life, anything that helps me to improve or grow as a person, spiritual or educational seminars, travel, live music, art or history museums, historical landmarks, discovering quaint little shops or restaurants, working on projects together, choosing the perfect gift for someone, get togethers with a few friends, connecting , sharing. Little things really mean a lot to me. I'm not big on sports but don't mind if you want to watch a game or 2 as long as it's not an obsession. I can always find things to do and don't need your undivided attention as long as I get my share. and you're present when we are doing things together.
I don't take anything for granted.I'm definitely not spoiled. I've had to work hard for everything I have and appreciate the opportunities I've been given.I don't use people or think anyone owes me. I'm very resourceful and don't give up on anything I believe in. I think I'm pretty versatile. I can fit in and feel comfortable in almost any social setting. I enjoy fun and excitement, as most people do, but I can also enjoy just sitting next to each other and reading, maybe outside when the weather is nice, or maybe at Starbucks. I like to just stay home, make popcorn, cuddle up and watch a good movie too. It doesn't usually take a lot to entertain me. Just good company.
My only son is grown but I love kids and actually wouldn't mind the chance to see the world through a child's eyes again. I'm relieved my son is grown and turned out to be a great kid (well, man actually) but miss that sometimes. So I don't mind at all if someone I'm seeing has children. I don't mind if it's just the 2 of us either.I'm flexible about that but won't be having any more children of my own at my age.
It's important to me to be with someone who values communication and openess and is willing to work through things as they come up and understands things WILL come up even in the best of relationships .No one loves drama,at least no one who is healthy.I keep reading "no drama". You guys must have met some real drama queens.I'm definitely not one who looks for or enjoys drama at all, but I don't run from the 1st sign of conflict in a relationship or sweep things under the rug until it becomes a huge problem either. I believe problems don't go away by ignoring them. I don't believe in making a big dramatic problem over every little thing either.I like to ask myself, "How important is it?"before getting all irritated over little things like who did the dishes last or took the garbage out for example. Those things matter in day to day life I realize, but I don't believe in ruining my day or relationship over every little thing. It takes balance but I've lived long enough to know no relationship is -
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Cont.: perfect. I don't believe any one should settle , but would like to be with someone who's not perpetually looking for greener grass once committed. In a perfect world we would bring out the best in each other, actually look for the best in each other and be tolerant of each others imperfections, and help to support each other on this journey called life to grow and learn to be the best people we can be.
I'm flexible about where to meet. The main purpose is to get to know each other so some where you don't have to yell to talk is good.Maybe just meet for Coffee or a drink and conversation. Open to suggestions.