This is the Carol that a handsome, energetic Steve responded to on Fitness Singles when I sent a casual message of hello and encouragement for the road trip life style he was already living. I didn’t expect to hear back from him, so I was surprised when he replied.
After weeks of messaging, texting and phone calls that allowed us to get to know one another deeply and intimately, we met in person when Steve surprised me with his impromptu trip from Florida to Texas. The rest, as they say, is history! We started a life together that keeps getting better and bigger every day!
I belonged to an outdoor club and did lots of activities with them, but came to realize after some soul searching, truthfulness with myself, that I did want someone in my life after all. I tried Fitness Singles in order to meet someone active and around my same age. Seeing Steve’s profile seemed like a fleeting moment and an opportunity to deposit a little golden nugget of support. Little did I know that there was something more significant about to play out. I also realized that for whatever reason I had been the sort to always have a Plan B, both personally and professionally. So when Steve showed up wearing a “Plan A” shirt and presented me with the “No Plan B” shirt, I knew that he was in this for real and he had my heart in that very moment.
By the time I retire in August 2023, I will have 40 years of service in education. Being focused and driven has provided me a meaningful career with a lot of responsibility. I am a pretty structured person who plans everything and makes lists. Steve is a self proclaimed “fly by the seat of his pants” kind of guy, so he good heartedly named me the CEO of Steve. I have proven myself to also be adventurous and playful as demonstrated in the photos I shared with him early on.