So what does this teach me about relationships and myself? That I can be happy alone. But given no one really wants to die alone, that I need to look for someone . . .like me.
So, intelligent with a proficiency in grammar, hardworking to a fault, yet fiercely family oriented. Extremely sensitive while taking everything with a grain of salt - as a learning experience. Empathetic to human frailty while recognizing shallow pettiness for what it is. And a capacity to love unconditionally while maintaining a sense of self and independence.
As to the more boring and outwardly noticeable things about me . . .I am a single mother (and father, and whatever else they need me to be) with a good job. It's been rough, but I've persevered and have almost raised my kids to be teenagers (Oh, I'm not looking forward to that age.) When I retire I'll be glad I took the route that I did.
I am passionate, but not about any one thing. I am openminded, but have my own firm opinions. Although I've always been an old soul, it was just this year that I finally realized I am actually getting old. At this point in life, short of finding my SoulMate, I am looking more for company and a sincere connection than for a family or partner. By now I'm used to doing everything myself. My heart is tried and tired, but talking to kids all the time gets old after a while.
I have a love/hate relationship with these sorts of sites. But they do work sometimes. Patience is key. I do not wish to settle, and nor should you. I am waiting for that moment when a 10 word message leads to a conversation that never ends . . .when every word is a morsel to be devoured, and every thought makes my heart pump. When I am enveloped as a completely human being - nothing less, and nothing more. And I am loved for it.
Also, it would be nice if someone else laid tile, added oil to the car or took out the garbage once in a while. Just saying.