To me, greatness is confidence. And exuding confidence within the world attracts success. Another passion of mine is athletics. I grew up challenging myself in a variety of sports, ultimately finding my skills most promising in the water world of diving, synchonized swimming, and water polo. I am a mermaid! The curly haired, dorky, well educated, family-oriented Little Mermaid. But every Disney princess has a dream or two. This one has numerous. I dream of being a mom, who home-schools her children. I aspire to be an influential person in my community. I dare to defy gravity as I age. I pray that I can remain strong in tough times and for my friends and family. I hope to live a long, adventurous life that takes me to all cornors of the Earth. I will achieve my Master's degree and maybe teach someday in a classroom setting. Finally, I am totally going to conquer the world with my puppy, my man, and my Maserati. I lost my viriginity to my best friend ever. He is the most handsome, hard working man I've ever known. I was 17 at the time and totally in love with our friendship and the belief that, high school sweethearts totally stay together forever ;) It was in a parking lot for a sweet 16 birthday party in our triple best friends car. Doesn't sound too romantic, but it was absolutely 100% heat of the moment type deal. And the best part of it all, was there was no judging and absolute confidence in one another. We both lost it to each other, which is special and unique. Looking back I might say I wish I'd had waited a little longer to know my body and the consequences of sex more thoroughly. However, to be honest, I was so lucky that my first experience was what it was. It was innocent, geniune, and full of love. I think it's important that sex be full of love. I do not believe in aimless sex. And perhaps, I get that "naive" stance from my deep rooted religion, but it is what it is. My partners after that have all been men I fell in love with, saw a future with, and loved deeply. The experiences were all unique from partner to partner and I find that I am able to mold myself into the type of intimate partner they need. Which is also important. Putting aside your needs and wants for your lover is critical, at least in my opinion. Don't totally lose yourself; stay confident, find out what he/she needs and enjoy the adventure!