At first, when my kids were young, I decided that I would not date and instead work at being the best Dad I could be to my two daughters. They are all grown now, 22 and 19.
I was engaged a few years ago but then I decided it just wasn't meant to be. Part of the reason was because I felt I was being called to something else. So for a couple years I had a great wise monsignor as a spiritual director to help me discern a call to the Catholic priesthood. I have discontinued my spiritual direction and have decided to hit the dating scene again.
I have always worked hard to maintain a good relationship with my ex and her husband. It is the smartest thing I have ever done. We have worked very well together as a three parent team, and we all love each other very much. My future partner would have to appreciate this part of my life.
I am kind, considerate, generous and easy going. Over the years I have worked hard to be a better listener and to be more open-minded. I also find myself becoming more liberal politically and less absolutist philisolphically. It feels like I have come full circle and I feel more balanced than I ever have.
I maintain my CPA license but I have not practiced in over 10 years. I work a lot of hours as a truck driver and that can't change for now since I am tied to a mortgage. But I have weekends free and I love life and make the most of each and every day.
I continue to have fun working on some projects at the house. My elder daughter is back in town after college graduation and staying with me occasionally.