A little about me...
I like challenging assumptions. I like nuance. I like things that make me think. I like people who make me laugh.
I am a soft spoken, warm, affectionate woman. I am also strong, hard-working, introspective, resilient, compassionate, and passionate. My life experiences have been diverse and at times unconventional. I have many interests, am curious and a life long learner. I can live without my blow-dryer for a period of time but clean up well when the situation arises.
I prefer a canoe over a speed boat, a bicycle over a motorcycle, nature over urbanization and gifts of special experiences over things. My favorite times are spent cooking with other people or walking with someone who enjoys nature as much as I do, who can point things that I didn't see and teach me something. Quality time is often spent listening to music, reading, watching sensitive films, being with family and close friends or simply being quiet. I have a lot of energy and hope to remain active for a long time. The health and well being of the planet and society are frequent concerns.
About the one I'm looking for...
I was married most of my adult life but have been single by choice for over 5 years. I didn't want to find myself in the same situation again because I hadn't worked through my issues. There is never one person solely responsible for the failure of a relationship. I take responsibility for the my part, I understand the things I could have done better. I have forgiven myself, I have forgiven him, and I am ready to move on. The man I would like to meet is authentic, intelligent, honest, emotionally stable, available, adaptive, kind and empathetic, with a open mind and a generous heart. He isn't afraid of his feelings and is able to communicate his needs. He smiles easily and hugs freely. I used to say that I wanted to be with a man who has worked through his issues. I know now that is a continuous process for all of us. Instead, I say now that I want to be with a man who is willing to acknowledge his issues, takes ownership for them and is trying to work on them. While acknowledging the imperfections in us all he wants a true partner with whom he can makea deep connection on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. He would love me for who I am (imperfections and all) and support me in my growth, as I would love and support him.
I'd just like to add...
Things I really like: A well turned phrase, fresh ideas, challenges, competence, craftsmanship, innovation, collaboration, curiosity, reflection, acoustics and harmonies, sunsets, crisp morning air, campfires, water lapping on the side of a boat, new fallen snow twinkling in the moonlight, dry leaves crackling under feet, sounds of silence, friends, good night kisses, morning hugs, fresh brewed coffee....
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. Very romantic
Q. How punctual are you typically?
A. Often 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. Like it a lot
Q. How much do you like reading?
A. I love it
My Top Interests:
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