32 Philadelphia, United States
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My self-summary
'Why fit in when you were born to stand out?'

Not your typical run of the mill 30-something SWF. I'm independent, relatively low maintenance, not particularly worried about my appearance, just hoping that by having a positive attitude I can make people smile on a daily basis.

Hoping to meet someone that's the same. I don't need a person or relationship to complete me. But I'd love to be with someone who's committed, fun, intelligent, and who challenges me to be a better person. That's all I'm looking for.
What I’m doing with my life
I've recently relocated to Philadelphia after living in Pittsburgh for the past 14 years. Taking it one day at a time, experiencing all that is new, and hoping to meet some great people and make new friends.

I'm constantly trying to grow; sometimes that means finding every angle and working hard to get to where you want to be but sometimes it means stepping back and rolling with the punches. I'm learning to be mindful, present, and enjoy the ride.

For the past 10 years or so, I've worked in finance and accounting in non-profit settings, the majority of my experience in health care but most recently in local government budgeting and financial analysis. I'm hoping to do the same here; there might be more money in working for the company that makes widgets, but there's something very rewarding at the end of the day knowing your work has supported something that serves your community in a positive way.

I'm pretty into fitness and hit the gym 3 or 4 times a week. I've been lifting for 8 years which has helped me not only physically but given me more confidence. Despite my lifting hobby, my first love was running which I still do frequently. I just ran the Ben Franklin bridge for the first time and was overwhelmed by the fantastic view. I'm always looking for a jogging partner - just sayin'.

Given the choice between going to the movies or the library, I'd pick the library. Every time. Television is not a big part of my life either, so chances are I have not seen the latest sitcom or reality show. I do like game shows and sports, especially baseball (let's go Bucs!) or football.

Music is also important to me. I was a classical pianist all through grade school and high school. While I don't take my playing seriously anymore, I do have an electric piano that I play from time to time. I love going to musicals, the symphony, and concerts. Disclaimer: I listen to country music.
I’m really good at
Bargain shopping, cleaning, text twist, writing, sidewalk-chalking.

I'm ok at: karaoke.

I'm really bad at: dancing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm always smiling.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I need to read more books! Love my library card. I typically read the paper every day. And I read a lot of crap online that's nerdy and otherwise related to accounting, finance, economics, or government. I like self-improvement/self-help books.

Movies - not a movie buff, if you name it I probably haven't seen it. Favorite movie ever is When Harry Met Sally.

I love country music most of all. I'm originally from the Poconos; you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl. Wide Open Spaces was my own personal anthem when I went to college. For real though, I can appreciate all types of music - blues, alternative, southern rock, jazz, classical. Even hip hop.

Italian, Mexican, Thai, and sushi are my favorites. Hummus is a food group in my world. And pizza. Lots of pizza.
The six things I could never do without
oxygen, water, food, coffee, chapstick, and a toothbrush. People I could never do without - my mom, my brother, and my Pittsburgh GF's
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the future, and how I shouldn't be thinking about the future

strange work-related, process-enhancing, or analytical types of things

my workouts/PR's

baseball, and how I love to hate Ryan Braun

The holy Roman empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an amongst yourselves
On a typical Friday night I am
chillaxing, hitting happy hour, or doing errands/chores/groceries. I don't party too often anymore. I ain't as good as I once was.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I "rock out" in my car.

I'm afraid of snakes and spiders.

I don't have any issues going to the bathroom in the woods. Unless of course there are snakes or spiders lurking nearby.
You should message me if
you believe in love. You're serious about someday finding someone to make a commitment to. You have your own place (rent or own, roommates or solo) and some form of employment. You wear deodorant and use your toothbrush.

Bonus points for beards, muscles, trucks, tattoos and runners/joggers. But this is pretty shallow of me, so merely suggestions and not requirements.