I am a better listener than a conversation starter. I am trying to get better at that though. I have a great interest in learning the good from other cultures. I developed this interest while living in northeast China and in South Korea. I taught English as a second language for five years while in those countries. I like to cook. I am in my mid-thirties. I figure that's some important information to include in a dating profile. I currently live in the Midwest.
I am working through an online teacher certification program for elementary education. Since I have been back in the states I have begun to miss living overseas in Asia. Working there as an English teacher was a good fit for me career wise. I am not saying I liked it enough to give up my American passport, just that I liked it enough to make frequent use of my passport working and living there and returning stateside for regular visits with immediate and extended family. To be honest, one of the things that is keeping me from heading back over is my singleness, and this is why I'm taking advantage of this dating site.
I've read several profiles, and there doesn't seem to be a lack of women who share my commitment to the gospel. That's wonderful. In matters of lesser importance, I am looking for someone who isn't afraid to travel outside of the United States, and outside of her comfort zone. As far as long distance relationships are concerned, I've had a couple, & have some idea of the challenges involved, & am willing to accept those challenges as part of my dating life.
Hope to meet someone through this site.
I am currently living in Kansas, staying with my parents. This is not the most ideal situation for any thirty -four year old. At the time I accepted their hospitality to move back in it was right thing to do. I had been overseas for so long that I had missed a lot of family moments, such as developing relationships with my nieces and nephews, & my siblings spouses. It’s been a challenge not being out on my own, but the time spent reconnecting with family has been worth it.
Having had this time with my family has been great, but it’s time to be moving on again. I have gotten the impression that I should get back out on my own between the end of September and the beginning of November. That should give me enough time to work out where I am meant to be, whether it is somewhere here in Kansas or elsewhere. I think Kansas is an awesome place to live. The cost of living is reasonable, & the state is well governed. I just don’t feel like it’s where I’m meant to be though. I also haven’t found the career opportunities I find desirable. Most of what I have come across around here is retail, & manufacturing and engineering. I have taken on work in the local school district as a substitute teacher and a substitute para-educator which has been enjoyable but hasn't brought certainly isn't a full time occupation.
Some of my hobbies are, cooking, bicycling, hiking, singing, and listening to stories. I also have recently taken an interest in gardening. I like participating in sports when the competitive aspect isn't taken so seriously. I do enjoy winning, but that isn't why I like to play sports. I really just enjoy participating in an activity with others. I remember playing ping pong with my Chinese students and they routinely outplayed & outscored me.
I teach the twelve and thirteen year old Sunday school class. I like the new curriculum because it asks more of both the teacher and the youth, and I have learned in the past that when God asks more of you, it’s meant to be a blessing for your life and the lives of those close to you.