I absolutely need to make life fun. I'm a positive, happy person. I like to work hard, play hard, rest well, and eat well. I have my kids full time, except twice a year for a couple weeks. I've spent the last five years years becoming self sufficient by working and going to school to give my children a stable life in Tucson near my parents. I'm in a good place in my life, and now want someone to share it with. I have my master's in Special education, severe and multiple disabilities, and teach kids with autism. I love my job and I'm so grateful to do something rewarding for me while supporting my family.
I also love music, theatre, and art. I play the piano, sing, sometimes act and dance when there is an opportunity I can fit in my busy schedule. I sew to make gifts and sometimes sell homemade thing to make extra money. I love frozen yogurt and custard. I generally eat healthy. I am very active and described as well...curvy, thick, muscular, but also feminine and graceful from dancing ballet. Nevertheless, being muscular, I can't really date someone that I feel like I could overpower! And if you aren't attracted to curves, it just wasn't meant to be with me. I'm also a huge Star Wars fan. I'd like a culture, night life, restaurants, art, dancing to spice up my life . And I love my iPad.
In relationships, I have a few Must-Have's and Can't Stands. I've had good, healthy relationships since divorce, but that just haven't led to marriage, so I'm feeling pretty good about my wants and needs and that the right person will come along when the timing is right.
Must haves: intelligence, honesty, sincerity, kindness, ability to commit to one woman, tolerance and compassion towards others, enough time to develop trust, humor, humility towards God, financial responsibility, ability to have fun, a healthy lifestyle, abiltiy to express emotions in a healthy way. I'm not looking for someone to support me, but he has to be able to support himself and be responsible. And I need someone really attracted to me who wants physical intimacy...do I need to spell that out? I hope not.
Can't stand: addictions, bad temper, negative temperment, laziness, sendentary lifestyle, controlling behavior.
I could not be tied down to a person who doesn't like to travel.
I love children. All children. If you think children have to be perfect, we will clash, because mine are amazing but not perfect. If you don't have kids or don't feel comfortable or confident with kids, that's ok as long as you can respect and support my efforts. I'm the kind of parent who actually follows through with consequences and expects kids to learn responsibility and respect. I don't know if I would have more children, but I work as a special educator, so I will always have a way to be involved with children.
Gospel- I'm not one who lives in an LDS bubble where every conversation happens to include a church reference, and I don't always fit the mold in the church,and I'm ok with that. But I've had such life learning experiences, and my spiritual side runs deep and strong. I've been tested and challenged and I know I'm never leaving the church, and that's why I'm here now. I've had really great nonmember boyfriends, but there is a spiritual connection missing, and although I don't talk about the gospel all the time, its always there inside me and I want someone to understand that.
Finally, if you read all this, tell me...during what activities does your personality really show through, and what would I learn from you and about you?