I am an honest sincere confident woman; I am sweet but strong. I am intelligent, compassionate and kind, but not a push-over. I can be a little shy initially but I can hold my own in any given situation. I love to have fun and enjoy life. However, I have very little patience for nonsense. I love to laugh and I believe if we look hard enough and in some situations long enough we are sure to find a brighter side to the darkest situations. I believe that we are to live life to the fullest, learning and loving as we engage each event or person we encounter. My relationship with God is extremely important to me. I am optimistic but realistic. It is what it is. I would love to meet and take my time getting to know a person who is grounded, honest, and confident. A person who knows exactly what he wants out of life and from the woman in his life; a man who is willing to spend the time being friends first. I would enjoy meeting a man who is willing to be transparent and who is willing to learn and grow together. In addition, I am prior military and I recently graduated from graduate school.