I'm a down to earth individual with a good heart that likes to see the best in others. I like to think I'm optimistic with a hint of realism mixed in there somewhere. A lot of things I like to do are things that are artistic and self-expressive. I am passionate about reading, writing poetry, songs, and stories, photography, acting, singing, and taking part in theatrical productions such as plays and musicals. I also appreciate any form of art and like to play around with graphic design, interior design and decorating, and I adore my Photoshop Elements software. I've also played the cello and have been in orchestra for over ten years, as well as swimming competitively for approximately the same amount of time. I love nature, which I feel goes hand in hand with appreciating art as nature shares a similar beauty, and love doing activities outdoors. These include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking along a trail, or something as simple as relaxing on a beach or a lake somewhere. I also love to travel. I'd like to think I'm intelligent and I love to learn new things. I have an adventurous streak and an ambition to succeed at anything I do. I also like to try new things. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart and want to find true love. I think it should be noted that I appreciate over the top romantic gestures as they show affection and cuddling/snuggling. I'm a very family oriented person as well. I feel as if I'm a bit of an old soul, which is why ideally it would be nice to find someone who is older than me and shares the same priorities and values as me. I apologize for the length of this paragraph, but I'm very detail oriented and find it difficult to summarize who I am as an individual in a few sentences. I would love to talk to each and every one of you and respond back to everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read this.