Hey....soooo....I am giving this a try.....I am new again to the "dating" scene, I've been raising a kiddo on my own for 19 years, and recently graduated with my RN degree, so it seems like a good time for some "me" time. I'm a pretty down to earth woman, I would say I am strong, caring, patient, and loyal. I'm not a huge believer in astrology, but I just read a description of Taurus, and the qualities fit me pretty accurately (emotional strength, independence, loyalty, introverted, genuine, jealous, extremely stubborn.) I think I am pretty self-reflective and while I make an effort to work on features of myself that may need help (like being more assertive), I try to balance that with self-acceptance...this is who I am, and I need to love myself if I expect anyone else to, right? So, if you and I meet, let's agree to be ourselves from the get go.
I love being outdoors, but haven't had the opportunities to try many activities as I have been a single parent for a long time (read= "broke"). I love to hike and camp, swim in rivers, and ride my bike, but I'd love to learn to fish and maybe canoe? I like exploring and trying new things...but, I'm not really a party girl. I've spent a lot of time working through some of my "issues" and am looking for someone who has done the same. (Not to say I don't have a bit of "baggage",who makes it to 40 and doesn't?) I also like to volunteer in my community.
Goals? Well currently: I have a new career and I am hoping to find my way in that role (community health care RN), and nurture my birdlet (19 year old daughter) to fly from the nest. What I'm focused on doing this year: getting more comfortable being myself (and if "you" don't like it, it's o-kay :), learning, playing (pool? board games?), pondering deeper connections with people, getting fit, letting down my guard and trying new things.
Music? Bluegrass, reggae, GD :)
If it is important to you, I lean left, liberal, but I have veered away from watching the news, or following politics for about a year...I didn't feel like I could make a difference in that realm, and decided to focus in a smaller way, with everyday kindnesses to people.
Oh, so...what I am looking for. Honestly, I am pretty nervous about this whole thing, I have a hard time reading through profiles that are super specific about what some guys are looking for ("confident, fun loving woman, who can recite lines from movies at will, and oh boy, we better have awesome chemistry...") because REALLY?!?!? I mean, reading the "want" list some of you post intimidates the hell out of me!!!! I dont' know, I just think it's a recipe for disappointment.....Really, truly, I don't have a lot of relationship experience, and much of it has been less than ideal, but what I would like: be nice okay? That is key, don't be a**** don't have an enormous ego, don't think you are God's gift to women, let's start there okay. Actually, if you want to be REALLY awesome, throw away your expectations and just be a human, okay.
P.S. If I don't respond to your message, it's most likely because I spend minimal time on the computer (actually I spend ALL DAY on the computer at work, so try to avoid it as much as possible when I am home....) so be patient?
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Outdoors? Or or maybe just coffee? or a drink? That makes it low stress, right? Or a walk?
I'm looking for someone who might want to go see some live music with me....
BTW....I'm pretty anxious about this whole thing, I think I want to date, then I don't, then I do, and so on. But I know it would be good for me...I've been "alone" too long and anyway....I am jumping in! What's the worst that can happen, right?