Who am I? ... Well, that just makes me think of two things: 1) I'm a child of God and 2) I'm Jean Valjean.... along with a bunch of music and lyrics I don't quite know.
I am silly. I am nice. I am serious. I am kind. I am practical. I am religious. I am reasonable. I am responsible. I am compassionate. I am empathetic. I am hard-working. I am creative. I am resourceful. I am a good student. I am loyal. I am usually quiet.
... Oh, and I'm forgetful.
But I am very organized which helps compensate for my forgetfulness.
What I am not:
I am not a girl who spends hours in the bathroom making sure she looks perfect.
I am not a girl who spends lots of time or money shopping.
I am not a girl who is athletically talented.
I am not a girl who jumps to conclusions quickly... so I take my time with things. And in the case of relationships that means I move slowly.
I am not a girl who plays with people's emotions. I have no interest in confusing people or hurting people. This whole dating thing is scary enough without making it more painful than it already is.
I am not a girl who is looking for a casual relationship. But since I move slowly, I am not going to jump into a serious relationship quickly at all.
I am not a girl who is desperate. I will not put up with inappropriate comments or jokes. If you're a guy looking for a quick or easy girl or eye-candy... look somewhere else.
I am not a social butterfly.
So, obviously... I can be very direct when I want to be.
I am not perfect, and I don't expect a guy to be perfect. But I do want a guy to be honest with himself about his faults and shortcomings and to be working on them. And I expect the same from myself.
What I am looking for...
Dedication to God/the gospel
... and someone that I can work well with.
I believe marriage is work and love is a choice. If we can't work well together ... then that would make a very difficult marriage/life. However, if we find we communicate well and work well together, then I imagine we can figure out how to handle whatever comes along. ... Of course, as long as we keep God as our focus and center our lives on Him. Because otherwise we're just working in the dark... and I have no interest in doing that.
I took a facebook quiz recently about what Anne of Green Gables character I am. (I know, girly, right?) It told me I was Matthew Cuthbert, which if you don't know is the really really kind, caring, hard-working, and quiet old man who helps raise Anne.
I don't know if I am "Matthew", but I always liked the idea of marrying a guy like Matthew. So, I liked my result.
That being said... I do have one of the obvious downfalls of being a "Matthew"-like character. I am quiet, and I don't get to know boys because I'd have to talk to them to do so. Hence, I am single.
Once I get to know people really well though... I can be super fun and fairly outgoing. But it takes a while for me to feel comfortable at first.
I recently spent 5 years in Japan, teaching English.
I just finished a Pharmacy Technician program, and am starting to look for work in that field.
I don't IM people on LDSsingles unless we've already messaged a couple of times. This tends to weed out the creepy people. You'd be surprised what men who supposedly have "lds" standards will IM a girl on here.
I am determined to become fluent in at least one foreign language before I die. My present focus with that is Japanese.
Message me to learn more. :)