I have learned a lot about myself and my life since my husband passed away. Despite the loss of a truly wonderful man, I love life all the more and connections with people are what I value most, whether in passing or in lasting relationships. I look forward to the future with a renewed confidence in myself, hope for the future and a strong desire to connect with more people. To seek friendships first, and then move on from there. The most important lesson I have learned is that I alone am responsible for my happiness. That while it is a joyous thing to share your life with someone special, true love has to begin with love of yourself. So, despite such turmoil, this experience has actually made me a more positive person who values life and what it has to offer so much more than before.
I, at all times, like to be myself. I don't think I even know how to pretend to be someone I'm not. Not convincingly anyway.
I am currently a stay-at-home mom and have the means of support for my family while I seek a new career. My last full-time gig before motherhood was as a molecular biologist, working as a research associate on The Human Genome Project at a national lab. But that was a long time ago.
I enjoy walking my dog, being with my kids, weekend trips, long road trips, camping, going to the beach, cooking and a plethora of other activities. I like to do needlework, but I can also replace the window regulators in my car. I can sew (sort of), brew beer (all grain), build a PC (ok, not such a big deal), play one song well on the guitar (Blackbird). I laugh freely and try my best to bring positive energy to those in my life. I despise lying, hate drama and believe that respect in all things is the foundation for a well-lived life. I enjoy doing things for others who truly need my help, but can be wary of being taken advantage of. I've learned the important lesson of it's impossible, nor should I try, to change anyone. But my advice is always ready to be given :).