I think the older I get, the more my priorities in life change.
My life did not turn out like most LDS girls. But my life has been quite an adventure. I have had some of the most rewarding experience in my travels and my talents are many, but I have also experienced a lot of grief and difficulty.
I grew up in beautiful rural Northern California in an artistically and musically inclined all girl family. As a teenager I spent a year in Germany, then attended BYU in Provo, spent more time in Europe in an internship and research group, acquired my BA in German, acquired my MLIS degree through San Jose State, worked for Fresno County as a public librarian, and then moved home. I am now a college librarian.
A little about my activities: About once (and if I am lucky twice) a month I drive to Reno on Friday evenings and dance at a Ballroom dance club along with visit the Temple. (I currently am looking for a dance partner.) I take vocal lessons to learn to sing better and ballet lessons. When time allows (especially around Christmas) I sew, make crafts, and play my cello (I'm currently learning a fiddling tune), and my German and Hungarian families always receive a telephone call at Christmas. I have a deep love for the scriptures and cherish family scripture reading.
Because of allergies and the fact that whatever one eats makes cells, I eat mainly organic. Because I also know that you are what you listen to, read, etc., I am not tuned into the latest movie, t.v. show, or the latest novel. They are not important to me. The only time I will really sit down and watch the "BYU Channel" or PBS is when I am taking time to bond with my mother. It is more important for me read a book or spend time living. I have a lot to do, and I would not want it any other way.
Like everyone I have my challenges in life, but I know and have witnessed that when I put the Lord first, He helps and guides me through life's ups and downs.
Church is a big part of my life. I have a strong testimony of the Restored Gospel and I wish to find someone likewise. I wish to find someone who is understanding or who is willing to be an understanding and empathic person, within five years of my age, who has talents and uses them, and who can take me to the Temple. I would like to find someone who regularly attends all of his Church meetings and respects his Priesthood.