Since retiring, I've done some volunteering. Most recently, I participated in a tax assistance program that helped lower income individuals and the elderly in filing their tax returns for 2012.
I've also reconnected with some creative activities that I enjoyed in my youth. I do some sewing for a charity that gives dolls to children in pediatric hospitals. I also enjoy other crafts. I enjoy nature and participate on hikes with a great group of people. Together, we explore different Bay Area trails.
I am a soft spoken person who is warm and caring with an easy going personality. I'm very supportive and loyal to friends and family. I value honesty and believe that trust and open communication are important factors in making a relationship work. I have a quiet strength about me. I always try to put a positive spin on situations that may not always be rosy.
I hope to meet someone who is intelligent, upbeat, and who has a sense of humor. Sincerity and unpretentiousness are also nice qualities that I hope to find in that special someone. I have room in my life for the right man. In the words of John Legend's song "All of Me", I want to be able to say to him "All of me loves all of you - your edges and your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me, I'll give my all to you. Risking it all, though it is hard.."
Although we may never completely know each other's perspective, I would hope that we would learn not to take our differences and opinions so seriously and open up with each so we can gain a better understanding and reach an even greater commitment to one another.
People often comment that I'm always smiling - I have to admit that I do like to smile. Life is comprised of both high and low moments - sharing all those moments with that special someone is something I am looking forward to.