I love football games, symphony performances, the mountains, laughing, fancy restaurants, good conversation, throwing a football around, chick flicks, and camping (I may be a California girl, but I'd take a camping trip in the mountains over a beach trip any day).
I have been called, numerous times, both "an old soul" and "a kid at heart".
I consider myself a "Molly Mormon", but I'm not judgmental or self-righteous; I just know what standards I wanna follow and wanna find someone who chooses the same.
I'm fairly shy, particularly when I'm one-on-one with someone new, but if they're more outgoing than I am and are comfortable with keeping a conversation going, I can reciprocate that pretty well. Despite this and the fact that I have social anxiety disorder, I've held several leadership positions, I've been in several performing groups (I was a "band nerd" for 9 years), and I've made many friends over the years.
I'm both classy and goofy, but I do know the appropriate times to be silly and serious, and I act accordingly.
I'm a bit of a book worm; I almost always have a book I'm reading on the side.
Of all the different ways there are to get in a good workout, running is my favorite (my ultimate "fitness" goal is to run a marathon).
My roommate (and good friend) once posed the following question about me: "Has anyone ever counted how many laughs she has?"
I've recently moved home to live with my fam (I'm currently rooming with my 9-year-old bro; no shame). I plan to head back to Utah within the next year, but I'm definitely open to other options.
I don't absolutely swear by "The Color Code", but I do think it's quite accurate and a fantastic way to get to know oneself better, so for anyone interested in knowing, I'm overwhelmingly blue, with white as my secondary color.
Despite the fact that I was born and raised in the Bay Area, I'm very politically conservative. Also, I consider myself to be quite patriotic (and there is a fairly detailed "background story" behind why I'm as patriotic as I am, but it's too long to include here; I will only say that it involves B-17's, Terceira, Dutch farmers, adoption, and Jimmy Doolittle).
It's been over a year since my divorce was finalized. So much has changed, and it's all been for the better. I've learned and grown and become stronger in ways unimaginable. My former spouse is now married again. I couldn't be happier. It's crazy how life turns out sometimes, but it's wonderful and perfect and I wouldn't trade all of the experiences I've had for anything. I have amazing family and friends who've been there for me and supported me and loved me and given me advice and brought so much joy into my life. I thank my Heavenly Father for all of this every day. And I look forward to whatever the Lord has in store for me and my future. As President Monson said, "The future is as bright as your faith".
As far as what I'm looking for goes:
Someone who loves the gospel and loves the Lord, and who shows that love through what they do and the choices they make (both big and small).
Someone who knows when to splurge and when to be frugal (and tends to do the latter more often).
Someone who has varied interests (similar to my own).
Someone who has worthwhile goals and is actively pursuing those goals.
Someone who brings out the best in me and who (both knowingly and unknowingly) encourages me to be, do, and act better.
Someone who has a wide sense-of-humor and who makes me laugh. ...A lot. And who isn't afraid to be silly with me. (Although I may be shy, I definitely have my silly moments... and they occur fairly often, especially when I'm hanging out with my much younger siblings).