I was always told "you are such a people person." This made me cringe all throughout my teens..well, it still makes me cringe. But it's true- people like me. There are worse things, I suppose.
I'm funny-- in an occasionally sarcastic, sometimes sardonic, off color (or dark), often misunderstood sort of way. So maybe, really, I'm just funny to myself. I like to laugh, even if it is at myself.
I love to write, and feel I communicate better in that form than in the spoken word. I write poetry, and am tinkering with short stories, and flash fiction; thinking to possibly weave several different pieces into something larger. Any kind of writing floats my boat. So, I’m a chatty texter. However, I will be bashful and all nerves when we meet, regardless of how open I might have been via chat, text or phone. I have nervous tendencies, just view it as endearing. lol
I have an advanced degree in applied linguistics-TESOL; I taught high school for eight years, and college for two, but I have abandoned academia in favor of a life-long passion for makeup and skin, and art. But I love words, word games and language. In another life, I would have studied linguistic anthropology. To that, I have nerd-like tendencies. I love science, all things fuzzy, furry, or feathery, rocks, plants, and stars. But I am equally at home and in love with the more esoteric fringy “sciences.” . Energy (Chi), chakras, astrology (yes, I count it as a fringy science, debate me. I dare ya!), and our place in all this chaos. Generally speaking, I am continually fascinated and falling in love with existence and learning everything possible in this life. I’m totally fascinated with this reality and our place in it. I studied ecology for a few years, but let myself get freaked out by the math (specifically, the math of Organic Chemistry). Real numbers scare me. Theoretical numbers thrill me; and even though I had to post my legal age, I don't feel it. I think time is relative. So I don't claim that perimeter. This makes me late, often. I apologize in advance.
Definitely a girlie-girl. I love makeup, and fashion, and jewelry, and shoes, flowers, frilly and girly things. But I also adore digging in the dirt, and stomping around in the woods, and abandoned places, looking for adventure.
I am looking for someone who will walk beside me, occasionally taking the lead, sometimes pushing me ahead, while taking turns leaning on each other when necessary, or just desired. I’m old enough to have been raised in the “he should call you” days, but young enough to pick the damn phone up myself. I’m at once, both southern good-girl and punk-rock wild-child. I try to live genuinely. No pretense or supposition of what I am “supposed” to do. I see life with no rules (guidelines yes, rules no), and want to live it. I have some defiance issues, but am good natured enough to get over it when necessary.
My one true dream, has always been to travel. It is the one constant lust I was born with that stays with me. I have been fortunate to see a large swath of the US; been to Belize; Caymans; Mexico, but have never had the means to go as far abroad as I feel compelled to. Part of this was a life I chose to live in for the better part of 20 years. But I’m out of that now, and looking to spread my wings again. If you asked me to run off to Bhutan, Bali, or Bombay tomorrow, I would.