I am naive and gullible. But I learn from my mistakes. I am not quick to trust others with my feeling and emotions, or my past. I'm quiet and shy, unless you know me, and then you usually can't get me to shut up. I believe in many things that adults are no longer supposed to believe in, like faeries and Santa Claus. I am loyal and love with all my heart, because I don't know any other way to do it.

I have strong family values. Because of this, I tend to think of my close friends as family. And because of this, it upsets me when family members aren't getting along. I feel a physical pain in my heart when I know someone isn't getting along with family. I feel the same heart ache when I can't see family on their important days, like weddings and birthdays. I wish with all my heart that I could fix their broken relationships, be them my own family members or a friend's.

I have some book smarts, and some street smarts, but could probably stand to gain more knowledge from each. I am kind and gentle and I rarely speak without thinking of the consequences of my words. I do not get passionate about many things, with the exception of my friend's (and cousin's) kids. For them, I will say and do anything that will benefit them in some way, or protect them.

I tend to give up when something proves to be too difficult to handle. At least I used to. I am powering my way through school, the third time around. I plan on getting my BS and maybe another AS.

I can be lazy and inactive, but I'm trying to change that. I can be a little judgmental, but I usually keep those opinions to myself. I believe that everyone is a balance of positive and negative characteristics, and that people can change for the better. I am both optimistic and pessimistic, which I guess makes me more of a realist. I believe everything depends on perspective. Every story has several sides, because each individual involved has their own perspective.

If you don't like any part of me, that is fine. But don't expect me to change who I am just to please you. I am a work in progress and if you can't help the progress, or enjoy my company, then that is fine too. But then don't pretend to be my friend.