Thank you for taking a look at my profile. I am a full-time student and single mom. I have a degree in Humanities/art history, but I am currently preparing for graduate school by finishing up a political science degree and strengthening my Chinese.
My kids and I spent about seven years living in ex-pat communities in China and Ecuador. We love diversity, dumplings, and open-minded people. I have nine kids at home and one in college studying digital cinema. His obsession with film has really shaped our family culture. We have a traditional 6 am breakfast on the morning that the Oscar nominations are announced, most conversations include movie quotations, and we could spend an entire evening surfing IMDB.
I like to imagine, at least, that I am a decent conversationalist and friend. I like to laugh at as much as possible and I am a good listener. But on the downside, I am painfully candid, substantially indebted, and frequently in demand by kids who want to be driven somewhere. I am afraid I have become increasingly socially awkward in these going-on five years that I have been single parenting. Our median age is 11.6...but even my kids occasionally look at me hopelessly.
That being said, I love meeting new people. I love attending church and church activities.
I am grateful to hear from anyone, but if you are more than ten years older than me, my feminist sensibilities won't allow me to respond. It's an ethical thing. I value life experience, and I would expect that you would too.
I have a really lively family. Our kitchen, ground zero, is a chaotic hotbed of one-sided debate. Everyone is welcomed, but unless you voted for Obama in at least one election...(I would assume that would be 2008, although I have remained forever a loyalist) you will most likely be providing the other side of the debate. If you are into Trump I think our ideologies are probably too different to find common ground. It's messy here...because I have homework... but I make really good fish tacos.
In any case, what am I looking for? Open-minded, tolerant, decent, funny, moral, deep-thinking, kind, honest, even transparent friends. Of course I am longing to find that soul that feels like we have known each other forever...but maybe God hasn't prepared a Superman to fill those shoes. So realistically, I look forward to meeting new friends.