Hello! A little bit about me- I was born and raised in Minnesota, where I lived until I joined the Air Force which has taken me to Mississippi, Arkansas, Italy, Germany, Utah, Korea, and now Texas. My hobbies include reading, movies, traveling, skiing (not well, but that’s OK), dancing, and computers. I love any opportunity to meet and get to know other people. I have been working towards a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, but it has been slow going given my job.
The Air Force has been very good for me. I thought of myself as an emotionally and spiritually strong person when I was young, but then I enlisted and got a whopping dose of humility! I have had many unique experiences that have helped me to grow quite a bit. I have such a testimony of member missionary work now. I have also really enjoyed all of the traveling that I have had the opportunity to do. It’s been amazing to met members of the church in so many different countries and cultures- the Spirit is truly multilingual!
What I’m looking for in a relationship is someone that I can be myself with. So many people make assumptions about me because of being a woman in the military- some of the more common ones are that I must not be active in the church, or that I would be “wearing the pants” in the relationship. While I have certainly had spiritual challenges and growth during my time in service (especially during deployments), I feel that these experiences have only strengthened my testimony and appreciation for the gospel in my life.
As far as “wearing the pants,” I am definitely looking for a 50/50 relationship. It needs to be about compromise, understanding, and meeting each other halfway. One thing that I won’t compromise on- whoever I marry needs to be a strong priesthood holder. If all my military time has taught me anything, it’s the importance of the priesthood in the home. I don’t know where I would be without all of the blessings I have received from home teachers and fellow YSA’s over the years. I am also very grateful for all of the worthy priesthood holders I have met on deployments who make it possible for me to take the sacrament and receive priesthood blessings when I am so far away from family, my ward, and friends.
In addition to the priesthood, what I look for in a guy is someone who is down to Earth, enjoys lively debates, and can make me laugh. I have always been a bit of a geek myself, so I am a sucker for the smart and goofy guys.