My friends have described me as compassionate, trusting and loyal to a fault. I am comfortable in my own skin and too busy just being myself to worry about what others think. My feminine side will have me in pearls and lace, but I'm no stranger to a comfortable pear of jeans and my fleece hoody!! My intellectual side has seen me through two degrees, but after all that? the punch line sometimes still escapes me!!! I am extremely confident but I know my shortcomings, and am able to admit when I'm wrong. I'm privileged to have extremely close friends and family who both support and challenge me, and for whom I am grateful for every day. Although I have set high standards for myself, I have learned to forgive myself and those around me when they falter. As with most people, I have made some heart rendering mistakes but have come to understand what they were and am ready to move forward. At the core of who I am is my spirituality?. and believing that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. I have been extremely blessed in my life and although I have grown to be very self reliant and independent I long to share my life with that special someone. I'm certainly in no rush and have no agenda, but of course my ultimate goal is to find the man who I can sit back and say to myself "how could I ever live without him?"