I recently relocated back to Chicago for a great new career opportunity after living away for the past 4 years. I'm excited to meet some new people and to take advantage of all this great city has to offer. I work hard, but play hard too and I definitely understand the need to have balance between the two. I'm an intelligent, self-confident, and career-oriented professional who loves life and tries to live it to the fullest. I'm easygoing, down to earth and love to laugh and have a good time! I'm very fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel all over the world... but it would be a lot more fun to have someone special to share all of those amazing experiences with. I definitely have a sensitive and serious side too, and try to be kind and caring to all those I come into contact with! I am comfortable in jeans or sweats on the weekends, in a business suit at the office or in a cocktail dress at a black tie event! I love all types of cultural activities such as movies, music, dancing, theater, museums, as well as trying new restaurants, a great bottle of wine, bookstores, coffee, travel, shopping, reading, long walks, and lots of great conversation. Oh, yeah, and I am a bit of a news junkie too and think it's important to keep up with current events! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I look forward to meeting someone to share all of the above!