Hello! Thanks for stopping by to glance at my profile and learn a little about me. So here it goes. . . I embrace life and those who are close to my heart. Family is very important to me. I am social. I surround myself with many friends, but am not the type to dominate conversation or be overly gregarious in large unfamiliar gatherings. I believe in the mind/body connection and work toward achieving balance, but that's probably going to be a lifelong quest! I am spiritual and am strengthening my relationship with God. I am an amateur photographer and enjoy connecting with the world around me through my lens. I have a need to travel (yes, that's a need!) and have made it half-way around the globe more than a handful of times. I love the outdoors. I love being active and am up for anything The most important things I have learned about relationships: when the initial exciting romantic love phase is over, the real work begins . . . accepting differences, loving unconditionally, and being able to forgive.