Proud single mother of two, first and foremost. Volunteer firefighter and EMT, Jill-of-all-trades. I love my family, like my neighbors and despise the direction of my government, to be frank. I come from a colorful family, in all senses of the word. I am the eldest of my father's 10 children, which I loved growing up, but I don't intend to be quite so prolific.
Daddy was a rolling stone who taught me how to work hard and play hard, Mom was a nerd who instilled in me the importance of education, faith and passion. Both taught me to think for myself. They produced a die-hard romantic geek who graduated early, started college at 16 and worked hard. Then, following some boy meets girl, I let my young and foolish heart take the lead and ended up taking the backwards route of family first, then career.
It was a risk worth taking, of course, but one which soured the plans I had for myself when I was left to raise my children alone. I was forced to put my education on hold until this year, when, despite a reputable 3-year run of self employment, a slowdown in the industry brought me to revisit my academic strategy.
I am presently a Radiology student, hoping to have the energy to go on to med school or an advanced Radiology degree once my kids are at least old enough they don't wanna hold Mommy's hand anymore. It's still a dream on hold, but I cannot afford to miss these precious years.
So that's the long and short of it. Mine is a life in recovery. A work in progress. Some may even use the term "damaged goods". I may be all of those things, but what I am not is a quitter. My life may have needed a kickstart, but the only place it's going is up, and I think I deserve someone to ascend alongside me, not to pull my weight for me or wait to be dragged along.
I am intelligent, pretty darn cute, funny more often than not, loyal as they come, very interested in the world around me, spiritual in my own way, an independent thinker and lively debate partner. I will tell you if you're wrong and it needs saying, but I will also own up when the shoe is on the other foot. Everything I set out to do is of a good nature. Sometimes I'll hit a sour note, but hand me a vanilla ice cream cone and my spirits will rise with my blood sugar.
Mostly of habit and rural situation, I am a bit of an introvert. I like to make my fun around the house, or hit the town with a couple close friends on occasion. I have a healthy dose of disillusionment about the party lifestyle, and have no interest in pursuing it. Gimme a book or a movie, my family and a backyard BBQ and I'm a happy little clam