I just moved to the Central Valley not too long ago (now in a public librarian position), but I am originally from rural Northern California (formerly as an academic librarian). I grew up where the pine trees, mountains, and ranching country meet, where the arts are prized, and where people take responsibility for their neighbors and country. I am still a small town girl, but with a little elegance.
My life did not turn out like most LDS girls. It has been quite an adventure, though. I have had some of the most rewarding and blessed experiences in my travels to and throughout Europe and in my education (a BA in German and Master’s in Library and Information Science), but I have also had to overcome a lot of challenges (yes, I am saying this up front).
I love to read, cook, go to the Temple, visit my nieces and nephew, sing, dance, sew, talk on the phone to my mother and other adopted parents (friends), and serve others. Talents vary including being both musically and artistically inclined. I love eating healthily. I choose to eat mainly organic. I'm not a movie watcher, nor do I own a tv, nor do I want one as it takes away from my personal innovation and productivity. My favorite recreation is ballroom dancing (I go dancing at least once a month), and I love listening to cello music.
Church is a big part of my life. I have a strong commitment to the Restored Gospel, and I wish to find someone likewise. I wish to find someone who is understanding, empathetic, within five years of my age, who has talents and uses them, prefers wholesome recreation, willing to respect his Priesthood even when he is not performing Church duties, who has completed a college degree, who can take me to the Temple, and not just stop there. I am looking for someone who doesn't look at a relationship as a means to an end, but keeps trying and chooses to keep learning. I respect men who have testimonies and are committed to the Gospel, with strong work ethics, and even a little creativity.