Pretty much easy-going, caring, honest...but please do not use me or abuse me, because I will not/can not deal with that and refuse to have the drama in my life. I have been through some rough times throughout my life, survived and feel I am stronger from the experiences. I have lived in Florida for 20 years, yet am now finding myself missing the changing seasons.
I am always happy to meet/make new friends. But, those who I tend to keep close to me have these qualities: Intelligence AND intellectual stimulation. It's no use if they're smart, but don't want to use their brains while "hanging out"; loyalty and trustworthiness; a sense of humor, preferably encompassing the dry, witty and zany; honesty; NO manipulation of ANY kind, especially emotional; exciting; rational and reasonable; respect me and accept me as I am.
I believe that there does come a time where you finally stand up and let others know: that this is me, the real me. I look the way I look and think the way I think. I feel the way I feel and love the way I love! I am a whole complex package. Your choice to either take me...or leave me. Accept me - or walk away! Do not try to make me feel like less a person, just because I do not fit your idea of who I should be and do not try to change me to fit your mold. If I need to change, I alone will make that decision. It will be up to no one other than ME!
- a little American
- and a little Swiss
Putting Up Walls It is hard for me not to shut people out when I have been hurt by them. Those that I have in my life, whether in real life or online, they are all important to me. So if/when someo… [more]
Hazel Eyes Turned Blue Or Green You are seen as friendly and approachable. It's easy for yo… [more]
Mostly Mature...80% Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature. Although you have your moments of moodiness, you're usually stable and level h… [more]
Hiding Hurt Hiding your hurt only intensifies it. Problems grow in the dark and only become bigger and bigger, but when exposed to the light of truth, they shrink. You are only as sick as your secrets. So… [more]
No matter what the situation or how long I have been friends with someone, if I decide to give up on them, it hurts...makes my heart ache. Not sure if it is worse when you have to do this with family...:/ Which I have been going through the last several months and it definitely has not gotten one bit better. Have you ever chosen to given up on someone...because you realized that no matter how much you show you care...they don't? I have had to do this. I can't just sit back and watch someone self-destruct and try to take me down with them. I make mistakes, I have never claimed to be perfect or innocent.But, I do learn from those mistakes. And I do apologize if those mistakes made...have hu… [more]
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~ Family~ Friends~ Feeling the sun on my face~ Bubble baths ~ Starry nights and the moon~ Hugs~ Hearing "I love you" from someone who not only says it, but shows it~ Laughter~ Watching and listening to my dogs playing~ An ice cold drink on a hot, humid day~ Finding out that I have a positive impact on someone~ Giving and receiving smiles~ Honesty ~ Eskimo kisses~ Kisses~ Thunderstorms~ A good book~ Smell of fresh cut grass~ Blue skies~ Watching a movie that makes me laugh and/or cry~ Picking out shapes in the clouds~ Walking in the rain~ Playing in puddles during/after the rain~ Falling in love~ Walking on the beach~ Flowers~ Making snow angels~ Rainbows~ Delicious food~ The change of season… [more]
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Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. ~RumiI am not entirely sure how much I agree with this. Sorrow prepares you for joy? Yes, whatever sorrow, whatever pain, whatever you have been through...that you are able to shake from your heart, the better you will feel. But, it got me thinking...what does this really mean. Sorrow prepares you for joy… [more]
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From hello, we both froze in our tracks like so many years ago when I would see you. Do you remember when we first started talking again, I told you I couldn't wait to see who you are inside? I could feel all that love and tenderness inside you covered up and hidden by so much clutter. I'm glad you trusted me from the start...as I had you. I'm glad you didn't turn and run like I'm sure was in your mind too. I had loved you some years ago, but I hadn't really loved you like I needed to until now. We don't know where things will lead with us, but we both can say we have not truly loved, until now. The song by Keith Urban called Once In A Lifetime...it talks of that love so deep and true. … [more]
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