5000 characters seems like an awful lot when we all know that initial profile picture holds more weight than the winning lottery ticket numbers and that first impressions on a dating profile are made in less than a minute. But if you've made it this far you should know a few things:1. I have lived all over this beautiful country and spent some time internationally but am a true G.R.I.T.S. (Girl Raised In The South). And thus I love all things Southern: wrap-around porches, SEC football, flip flops, and the 4th of July.2. I earned my BA in Philosophy and completed my Masters in Higher Education Administration last year (and no, that doesn't mean I want to become a principal....)3. Moved to AZ 2 years ago since its the closest place to my family without a winter. 4. I have a dog named Coda. Dogs are not a negotiable item & he is not named after the state(s).5. I'm a Leo through and through so loyalty is extremely important to me whether in friendships or relationships of any kind. I've been told it's my greatest strength but also my Achilles' heel.6. It's all about the little things, the simple pleasures in life and enjoying the moment.7. I'm an open book if you ask the right questions, so go on and give it a try!