Well this is one thing I said I would never do…get on a singles site. Needless to say, I did a few months ago and to my excitement my prospect pool multiplied. Great!!! right…well what I have found is the same need to sift through all the “No’s” and waiting patiently for the “YES”. I have met great people on the site and chatted with a few only to see things fizzle …apparently for some age really does not matter. I however have an age preference and will not budge. All the same I finally met a really cool guy and well the time investment begins even though we have not known each other long enough to say we are a “Couple” we are most def on a high caliber conversation level which is so refreshing to actually meet someone talking about something. We have not met ( we live in different states) at this point we have all green lights. Anything can happen at the “Friendship” stage. Since we have been talking, I took myself off the dating site for awhile but realized that it was wise not to alienate myself from other options. After my divorce, I have a weakness of insecurity and that is a problem that I am facing and will overcome, but has been the first red flag to my newest friendship. In conclusion, it is a great risk to put oneself out there weaknesses and strengths. Even though it would seem better to hide ones weaknesses until you are in a relationship and then let your true color show: I disagree. Although difficult, I believe it is best to be your true-self period and if the relationship is meant to be it will be.
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A native to the Pacific Northwest, born and raised in Tacoma Washington, and coming from a line of Artist my artistic expression began as a small child. My inspiration comes from nature, everyday life scenes, architecture, and cloud formations expressed in my photography, paintings, drawings or mixed media pieces. The Four Seasons provide me with ample inspiration for color combinations. My strong interest in fashion, trade skills, and painting slowly evolved into my mixed media pieces utilizing wood, fabric, and paint (acrylic or oil) which bring vivid life to my ideas that start out as drawings. My work can be abstract or descriptive when doing mountain scenes, portraits, nature scenes, or story-board art. I am a story-teller sharing my story, my heritage, my culture, my struggle, my triumph, my joy, and my happiness while simultaneously being a voice to the voiceless. I am a first year graduate student of Public Health and Entrepreneur. My dream is to establish and run a non-profit organization which will build self-sustaining hospitals in rural areas of Africa to provide solution to unnecessary deaths due to minor injury because of lack of accessibility to medical facilities. We will also build Community Resource Centers which will belong to the community providing free space for community events, indoor sports space for youth, classrooms for continued education, and library with computer lab. It is my goal to utilize my artistic voice and all funds and proceeds from the sale of my work to support my projects in Africa. Legacy building is very important so making a difference in the world, networking, mentoring, collaborating, and giving back are ways to leave positive mark in the world. My motto: Engage, Inspire, Create. Art Flow, LaQuita S. Thurman View all posts by ND Art Studios