I adore children and am a doting aunt to my two small nieces. I also love animals and am the "mother" to two persian cats. I grew up in the Salvation Army, which is an evangelical protestant church. My faith is very important to me. I put much value on my relationships with both my family and my friends. I currently work as a legal secretary and have done so for a number of years but am working towards my degree in social work. I love reading and enjoy being part of a book club. I would describe myself as quite outgoing but I need quiet times as well. I don't believe you can have too many friends. I work out at the gym close to my work and am half-way to my "goal" weight-wise. I find humor in most situations. I really care about those around me. I enjoy being intellectually challenged. I love opera, theatre etc. I can be pretty shy around men.