Just another smart, sweet, successful woman, looking for her beschert.
You might wonder why I'm "willing to convert," but I attend schul every Shabbos.
Actually, I'm in the process of converting (from Judasism, to Judaism), but that's not an option in the drop down box. Briefly, my father was Jewish, but my mother was not. Her mother (my grandmother) underwent a conservative conversion when my mother was six, but that doesn't count (because my mother was already born, and because the conversion was conservative). Nevertheless, I was raised conservative by my father's parents and mother. In my twenties, I started keeping kosher, then lighting candles on Shabbos. Finally, the disconnect between my observance, and my halachic status, motivated me to seek an orthodox conversion. Frankly, I am certain I have a Jewish nashema, and the paperwork is just a formality.
Hence my absurd conundrum; I'm too observant for a secular man, but to an observant man, I'm a shiksa. Since the conversion process is lengthy and indefinite (I started about a year ago), I decided to look for my shidduch, while still in the process of converting. I hope that my beschert will recognize that my journey demonstrates my strength, conviction, and faith. In turn, I hope my beschert is a fellow baal techuva, so that we can learn and grow together.