I am not very good at writing about myself cause I either think I sound too conceited or I leave out important points but we'll see how I do here.
I should probably mention right off the bat that I am not interested in hookups or meeting people after one message. I am looking for all kinds of relationships, pen pals, friendships of all levels, short or long-term romantic relationships and so on.
I am a very open-minded person, I love animals (some of the time more than I do people), I like music and will listen to almost anything, except hip hop, rap and most R&B (my favorites to listen to, if given a choice, would be either Green Day or Country - I know, opposite ends of the spectrum, each would probably think of the other as blasphemous).
I make my own hand made jewelry and have a Web Store on Artfire and Etsy to sell this jewelry (on the Artfire site a portion of the profits go to Breast Cancer and Fibromyalgia Research).
I am a really good listener and am a bit of a "barstool counselor" (basically that means I have no formal training but I always have some "wisdom" or advice to give - and most of the time the wisdom turns out to be correct or the advice actually turns out to be good advice).
I am in a committed Polyamorous triad (over 9 years now). Please do not confuse "committed" with "poly-fidelity", meaning I am open to meeting new people to be friends, or more, if the right people should come along. Hence the reason for this account. I know that I have infinite love to share and don't want to miss out on some wonderful experiences and people. I am a very easy going and fair person. I am easy to talk to and would love to make new friends with "no strings attached". As far as "more than friends", well we'll just have to take things as they come. Should it turn out that our relationship starts moving in that direction, I am confident that I have more than enough room in my life for you, because I truly believe you are meant to be there.
I am one of those people you hear about that rarely holds a grudge or gets bitter, and I will admit it when I am. I am good friends with most of my exes and the ones I am not it's their choice to not be friends, not mine (except for one that was abusive). I believe people come into my life for a reason and even though the relationship dynamic may change over time I believe that they are still meant to be in my life and I am grateful for everyone in my life (family, friends, lovers, partners, exes, acquaintances, networking contacts, past co-workers and so on...). I believe I can continuously learn from all types of relationships, even the broken one's, and those I honestly want find a way to mend them so we're still in each other's lives even if the relationship status needs to change.
I should also mention here that I am dealing with multiple illnesses. Nothing communicable, just stuff that affects me. I do my best to function on a daily basis and I try very hard not to let it rule my life. However, I do require more "down time" than most people and there are certain things I just cannot do no matter how hard I try and push through. I definitely have more limitations than the average person but I am pretty good at working around them. Scheduling and planning ahead are very important tools for managing the ups and downs in my daily life (The Spoon Theory/Method what I use to explain this to people) but there are still a few windows that pop up now & then where I have the ability to be spontaneous. Also, you will need to be at least "ok" with dogs as I have a service dog that is with me at all times. Things have progressed to a point where I cannot handle traditional employment (I haven't worked a "normal" job in approximately 7 years). For a couple of years I worked as a transcriptionist from home but I am no longer able to do that as well. These days I have combined my hobby with self employment. I have a small home business where I sell my handmade jewelry.
So anyone who is interested in me as a friend, pen pal, partner, casual dating, long term dating and so on would have to be understanding, accepting of my service dog and sensitive to my issues. For someone truly interested in me I will fully disclose all my illnesses and pertinent information to you up front, when asked, I am just not going to explain it all in my profile.