A little about me...
It was almost five years ago, after retiring from a career of teaching young children, that I fulfilled a llong time dream of joining the Peace Corps. I served two and a half years in the South Pacific Islands, an amazing and life-changing experience. Upon returning to Oregon, I moved from Ashland to Portland and have since been discovering the many joys and challenges of settling in a new community. Volunteering continues to be very important to me (I volunteer at a local theater and with two homeless projects) as well as working with children as I do now in my new role as substitute teacher and in my summer work as an art teacher. I never want to stop traveling; living in France with my family for a year and many subsequent trips to Europe and now two recent trips to Kenya have been major events and make me want to see more of the world...I especially want to share these experiences with a partner who also would appreciate being with and learning from people of other cultures. I have an advanced degree in art curriculum; I surround myself with the objects that I have collected in my travels and that friends and family have made...some might feel that the walls of my home are a bit "busy" but for me, I appreciate it all.
About the one I'm looking for...
I am passionate about many things in life and consider relationships with family and friends most important. I don't let my age of sixty nine stop me from the things that have always been important to me, especially the arts, traveling and exercise. . I have walked in a full marathon and this month completed a half marathon. I like to swim, ski, and hike and consider myself very healthy and fit. I am looking for these same qualities in a partner. Good listening and honest communication are crucial components in the relationship I hope to find; having fun, laughing a lot and sharing food, wine, films, and conversation are things I value. A French-speaker would be a bonus!
I'd just like to add...
Though I am a very curious and adventuresome person and have spent a lot of time during the last eight years since I have been on my own experiencing new people and new places in my life, I am ready to find someone with whom I am compatible to share life experiences, both the day-to-day as well as wonderful and exciting adventures.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I have to cook
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Very patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Love it
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Nature and Outdoors