It's hard to really tell who I am in this little box...but I guess if I just keep typing, the little box turns into a big rectangle and you have a better idea of who I am. :)
I was born in California, grew up in Texas, came "home" to Kentucky after graduating from college (Rick's) in Idaho. Yet, I am always accused of having a Northern accent...?? I see spelling and grammatical errors everywhere. I am organized at work, but frazzled at home (single mom syndrome:) I am sometimes short tempered, but I am loyal to a fault--usually to the detriment of myself. My favorite color is green. My favorite flower is the purple Iris (with the yellow stripe down the tongue). I come from a sarcastic family and tend to use humor and sarcasm to loosen up strained conversations, or to ease my anxiety in unfamiliar or difficult situations. I find myself laughing when few others are, and appreciate a dry sense of humor. I love to laugh out loud.
Though I am a teacher, and it is my job to be in front of people all day, I am very shy. It is hard for me to initiate conversations, but if you get me started, it is sometimes hard to shut me up!! I am around kids all day and it is just a nice change to be able to talk to and connect with adults. I am too busy and overwhelmed at work to really be able to take the time to create real bonds and friendships with my co-workers. Don't get me wrong. I think I can get along with just about anybody, but they usually don't become more than just an acquaintance. I am just so busy, what with soccer, tumbling, cheerleading, activity nights, scouts, fundraising in concessions to earn money for cheerleading, and my calling as the Sunbeams teacher. I don't really have a lot of time to get out. Plus, Kentucky isn't really a main hub for single LDS men either.
I love to travel and see new places. I have been many places and seen many sights: climbing a waterfall, descending the Grand Canyon on a mule, white water rafting, cliff jumping, snorkeling, and sailing. I've been to the top of the Space Needle and to the bottom of the ocean in a submarine. I guess you could say I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie! However, I find I am most at home--at home. I enjoy watching movies, reading a good book, spending quality down time with my two amazing kids, and lounging in my jammies.
My kids are everything to me. I don't know where I would be without them. I love them both "to the moon and back" as it says in my favorite children's book. They are the two best things in my life. My daughter is my best friend and my son is my protector. When I am feeling at a low point, they are always there to lift me up. But it just isn't the same as having someone there to share my life with. I miss having someone there to hold my hand, to wipe away my tears, to help carry my heavy load, and to love me back. I want to find my soul mate--my other half--my eternal companion...but first, I need to find a best friend.