The themes of Roberto Benigni's 1998 film, "Life is Beautiful," have always been compelling to me--the meaning of joy and agency in our lives. Seeking someone with integrity, hope, and humility, and an ability to take risks and laugh. You have an understanding of the atonement and trust the Lord, yourself and others as a result.
Friends describe me as intelligent, unique, refined and down-to-earth, practical, stylish, creative, honest, loyal. I’m an introvert who’s taught herself to live comfortably in an extroverted world. Family and friends take priority in my life. I'm the oldest of four siblings who live across the country, from Manhattan to SLC, and aunt to 9 who bring great joy to my life.
I enjoy cummings, Coehlo, Chopin, Jeff Buckley, The Swell Season, Coldplay, U2, photography, art in its many expressions, much more.
There are two non-negotiables for me in a relationship. Loyalty is one. The other is someone who's able to discuss conflict rather than retreat from it.
Prepared for a lasting relationship with a companion in a similar place.
Love my Heavenly Father because of the relationship I have with my earthly father, and feel His unconditional love in my life daily, as well as that of my Savior.
I am not perfect, nor do I expect to be before meeting my Redeemer, but respect the agency I've been blessed with. I like where I am in life, and the progress I've made thus far. I believe in the basic truth of the scripture, "Adam fell that men might be, and men are that they might have JOY."
Amongst an LDS membership where expectations of marriage often trend towards "finding the one," Pres. Kimball's counsel is compelling: "'Soul mates' are fiction and an illusion; and while every young man and young woman will seek with all diligence and prayerfulness to find a mate with whom life can be most compatible and beautiful, yet it is certain that almost any good man and any good woman can have happiness and a successful marriage if both are willing to pay the price."
If you're looking for your perfect fit, I'm probably not it. If you're interested in developing a conscious relationship with someone who wants to progress together, we'll get along amazingly well. Christ's atonement, and our ability to forgive, will be at the core of our relationship.
I love to read. Just finished a touching book which has great meaning to me, "The 100 Day Promise" by Brian King. The premise is about radically transforming relationships by living with complete concern for another person's happiness. Simple yet profound. One quote that stuck with me describes the type of relationship I want to have with my spouse. The author is talking about the lessons he's learned over the years about how to have happy relationships. He states, "I remembered a thought I had when we were first married... It was a thought I believe came from God. 'Just love her and let me do the teaching.'" I hope to find a partner who's in a place to make me a priority in their life, and who will love me as we continue our progression together, as I offer the same.
Spend time with family, friends; NYC; photography; home improvements; biographies. Traveled in western and eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Asia. I'm inquisitive, and love to explore--a new city, bookstore, idea. Loved U2 in concert at FedEx Field, though Coldplay was even better!