So...sometimes I wonder if you guys see profile for women in their 30's who've never been married and wonder what's wrong with us? In my case, I'll have to confess that though I was raised in the church, I was inactive for several years in my 20s and it sort of...threw my timeline off.
The beauty of that experience though, is that I developed a strong testimony of my own, and learned what it meant to make sacrifices when asked to 'go and do'.
So, I've been going and doing, and mostly really enjoying it! I'd love nothing more than to be a wife and a mother, but since I haven't been dealt that hand yet, I have engaged fully in "living the life I've imagined". I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for the many blessings and opportunities that have presented themselves.
I'm originally from the Washington DC area, but currently call Southern California my home. I love travel and animals (almost to a fault in both cases) and my job super-sizes both of those passions.
I am an obsessive reader, a photo hobbyist, a well-socialized nerd, a shower and car (and sometimes choir) singer. I have a National Parks Passport (with a lot of stamps) and my dad I have an unofficial competition to see who can hit the most. He always wins and it never matters. I love roller coasters and rodeos; Broadway musicals and Duck Dynasty; watching live sports and hitting a Honky Tonk or two when I'm in the right town. I don't get nearly enough use of my mad campfire making, boat driving, or zip lining skillz (it just seemed like that needed a 'z', didn't it?). And, I may have a little bit of a reputation for bizarre encounters with celebrities and emergency personnel (but not at the same time).
As for what I'm hoping to find here? There are qualities (physical, mental, spiritual) that I think of as an ideal match, but I love surprises. The unexpected is so much more interesting than the alternative!