Guys, I'll be real honest; I'm looking for someone who's kind of a nerd. It just wouldn't be fair to either of us if I was the only nerd in the relationship. Now, I'm not the "uber-nerd" that probably pops into your mind when you think of the stereotypical "nerd girl; I don't have any Doctor Who memorabilia, I don't own a sword, I've never played Dungeons and Dragons or World of WarCraft, I've never cosplayed, and I don't have an unhealthy obsession with any celebrity. Let's just say I'm a nerd in the same way that most people are Catholic: in private, with family, and only on special occasions like Christmas and Easter.
But I digress.
My name is Melissa, and no matter where I live I will always be an Oregonian at heart. I hesitate to say I'm a hippie, because I'm really not, but I do have some "crunchier" views on life in general. I listen to NPR. I eat organic produce. I recycle...most of the time. My goal in life is to own a tiny house with a huge food cellar chocked full preserved food I grew and bottled myself. I may even want some chickens and a few goats. Maybe.
I got my BA in Secondary Education, History and French from BYU-Idaho a few years back, and since then I've been looking for a full-time teaching job. I've done some subbing, but mostly I do office work because that actually pays all the bills. Let's see, what else...I've become kind of a gym rat in the last year. Physical fitness is important to me, and while I'm not quite to where I would like to be, I'm getting there. I'm very goal oriented, and I'm looking for someone who shares that trait. I don't even care what your goals are, just so long as you have them and are actively working towards them. You want to be a mime? Awesome, what's your 10 year plan to become the best mime you can be? See? Goals. Not that complicated.
I like fantasy books, football, basketball, MineCraft (don't judge), well-organized spaces, correct grammar, and spending time with family. I don't like math, kale, shoveling snow, or the smell of cigarette smoke. I own more books than shoes. I would rather go shopping at IKEA than any mall. Clean laundry is my favorite scent. I love my family, I love the Gospel, and I would love to get to know you...as long as you're kind of a nerd :)