A little about me...
Professional, active woman, distance runner, laid-back, happy. I'd like to meet someone who is independent, mentally stable, addiction-free, who likes music and theater and sports and has passion and passions. Someone who likes me as I am and whom I'll also accept "as is." I don't want to be told what to do; I won't tell someone else what to do either. It'd be great to carve out some together time - and some alone time. I like hiking, walking or just sitting on a bench watching the ocean. I'm a hard-core Sox fan. I'm not into drama and am low-maintenance and live by Thoreau's advice: simplify.
I just retired after 40 years of teaching at a local college. The best way I can describe my transition to retirement is "becoming human again." It is wonderful to see the light turn yellow and not feel compelled to beat it, or to be cut off in line and instead of getting irritated, feeling sorry for the stress the culprit must be under. It's delightful to reconnect with friends and family and go out to lunch or meet for a cup of coffee. I feel I've rediscovered peace of mind.
About the one I'm looking for...
I like quiet confidence more, much more, than bragging. Instant turn-offs for me are inflated egos, a need to be right, uncontrolled anger, and lying. I CAN handle the truth! I do not have the time or patience for addictions, whether it is to alcohol, drugs or gambling. Someone who is physically active would appeal to me, someone who is not all about his aches and pains and does not use age as an excuse to couch out and let life pass by. Of course, like everyone, I'd prefer an upbeat person. I don't expect a Polyanna type; but I don't care to dwell in a Kafkaesque world either.
The man I will be attracted to has a solid moral core, a strong sense of what's right and what's wrong and tries to do what's right over what's easy; he has a kind heart.
I'm not looking for a Honey-Do or someone to take care of me; I'm very self-sufficient, strong, and capable. But there are so many of life's pleasures that are doubled when shared, and I'd like to get back into that sharing.
I'd just like to add...
I'm told I'm quite personable and very easy to talk to. I know I'm very loyal. In my 67 years, I have never cheated on anyone with whom I am involved. I miss having someone in my life to care about and who cares about me.
I try not to take myself (or life) too seriously and like to think I have learned to sort out what matters from what does not matter. I don't have a need to be "right." And when I do catch myself being a pain in the behind , I can laugh at myself; I offer the fish kiss picture as proof of the latter.
I like to run road races and sometimes long to have someone there at the finish line waiting with a hug. (Could've also used a towel two New Year's Days after plunging in the ocean following a 10K race. There are two album photos of that venture.)
It would be great to be there at someone else's finish line, too, however that is defined. I am a team player.
Q. Do you enjoy cooking?
A. I quite like cooking
Q. How patient do you consider yourself?
A. Quite 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:
Competitive distance running is a key interest. Being fit and in good health is important to me.
I put my all into teaching. I'm passionate about helping my students develop confidence and know-how. I get back even more than I give.
Family and Friends
I've been blessed with a wonderful, loving family and life-long friends. The best of both.
Message Starter Ideas
This member would like to know one or more of the following about you:
Q. Do you like to stay in shape? If so how important is it to you?
Q. What is your all time favorite movie? and why?
Q. Is family important to you? Describe your relationship with your family?
Q. Do you like the outdoors? What do you enjoy doing the most?