I drink bourbon (occasionally at 5pm). I usually speak my mind (sometimes to a fault). I am strong-willed and independent (possibly to a fault). I work hard and care about everything I do. Health and fitness are important to me, but I go through phases— I just completed my first (and quite possibly last) half marathon! I adore my family, and am grateful for the life lessons learned (which I am still learning). I am ready to settle down, and am looking for *that* person who understands me and wants to grow old with me. . . and likes dogs (as my dog is frequently by my side).