The one thing I am passionate about...
First, I am a dedicated single mama to a beautiful 4 year old boy. He is my joy, my light, and my first priority. Second, I teach Deaf children, and I adore it! I am fluent in American Sign Language. My students are very important to me! I put myself through college, both undergraduate and graduate school. Education is something I value highly, and I plan on pursuing a doctoral degree. I have been accepted into the Ph.D. program in Educational Psychology at Northern Illinois University at this time, but have chosen to defer entrance as not to uproot my son for now.
I typically spend my leisure time
I greatly enjoy watching movies, dancing, taking pictures, playing poker, finding activities in which my son and I can participate, walking, and learning something new! (I have been working at losing some lbs, but will always be curvy!) I also enjoy trying new foods and wines.
The most influential person in my life has been
I am truly looking for someone I can get to know slowly and thoroughly, building a strong foundation first and foremost. The qualities I find to be most important to me in another person would be someone who is passionate, faithful, honest, liberally-minded, nurturing, intelligent, emotionally intelligent, self-aware, and hard-working. I enjoy a man who will pursue me, who will be open about his feelings, and who isn't afraid to be over-the-top at times! I also value someone who will be a true equal in a relationship, in every sense of the word.
The first thing people notice about me
My eyes, my hair, and my outgoing personality!
The last book I read and enjoyed
Mindset, by Carol Dweck.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- I am thankful for my son, and my family!
- I am thankful for learning opportunities. I am an avid learner, and always will be!
- I am thankful for my friends. They are my greatest support system!
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
My level of emotional intelligence. It is a rarity in the world we live in to truly understand what our own "stuff" is, emotionally speaking. If we understand our own "stuff," we will be able to better function in a relationship. People notice immediately that I am curvy, but I truly wish that the beautiful, loving, passionate, intelligent person I am on the inside were noticed first. :0)
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Intelligent, Outgoing, Romantic
A little more about me
I am a highly motivated, intelligent, self-sufficient woman with an excellent sense of self. (ENFP, here!) My son is my first priority. I am outgoing, independent, and sensitive. I am a romantic, and I truly believe that not all love stories are simply created for Hollywood. I have been described as cerebral, intuitive, empathic, genuine, sincere, and nurturing. I can easily be mistaken for someone who is super-serious, but if you get to know me, you'll find that passion is the driving factor behind that assumption. I love to laugh and have fun as well! If you happen to be a vapid Grandiose Narcissist, please move along! Thanks in advance
Music I like to listen to
led zepplin, pink floyd, candlebox, ludo, 30 seconds to mars, vitamin string quartet, jason mraz, john mayer, ben folds, rufus wainwright, ryan adams, the civil wars, boyce avenue
Movies I like to Watch
Favorite Movies to Watch
just go with it, tommy boy, the perks of being a wallflower, the crow, the rules of attraction, magnolia, the family stone, the departed, rounders, 21, the wedding date, across the universe, the phantom of the opera
TV I like to Watch