A little about me...
People often say I have a sense of mellowness, but also always have a sense of fun and open to a myriad of experiences. I do try to treat others with a sense of respect, kindness and compassion. Everyone has their story. I feel I'm in the generative stage of my life.
I get the greatest joy in life from spending time with family and friends.
I'm retired from two careers. I spent 17 years as a high school social studies teacher and guidance counselor. I spent another 17 years as a social worker investigating child abuse and providing services to children and parents.
Sometimes I feel and act somewhat sophisticated. And, sometimes I just want to wear my Captain Underpants costume and fly around!
About the one I'm looking for...
Someone who is genuine and comfortable with herself, shows kindness and compassion to all, appreciates humor and wit, loves nature and is active in mind, body and spirit. Someone with some of these traits would be wonderful!!
Life is best when shared with a loving partner. It's also important for a partner to have their own sense of independence and space. Best of all is for a couple to grow together and nurture one another, enjoying the highs and being encouraging and supportive through the lows.
I'd just like to add...
Another of my interests is travel. I have lived in the northeastern U.S. (New Jersey), the southeast (Virginia and Georgia), the northwest (Portland, OR) and in the Rockies (Boulder, CO and now Eureka, MT). In the last few years I've been able to travel to Tahiti, Panama and Guatemala. I spend lots of time reading about the culture of places before going there. I even studied the Tahitian language to be able to converse at least on a casual level. I've never been part of a tour group. I prefer to get away from the tourist traps and visit the small villages.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I really enjoy cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Extremely patient
Q. Are you romantic?
A. Extremely romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Sometimes early
Q. Do you enjoy going to the movies?
A. Enjoy it
Q. How much do you enjoy going to live theatre?
A. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
Nature and Outdoors
I enjoy all the native flora and fauna of the Rockies,as well as, hiking, kayaking, fishing, xc skiing, swimming, mountain biking.....
I play music (percussion) with local musicians and give percussion workshops at the Creative Arts Center.
I enjoy studying many disciplines. I earned a Ph.D. in Multicultural Studies. Some say I'm a bit of a Renaissance man. I think I'm more of a dilettante.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?
Q. Do you like to travel? If you could go anywhere where would you?
Q. Describe four of your main goals in life.