I am a year into a master's program online.
You'll find me to be an interesting mix of introvert, silly, neat, organized, efficient, always thinking, but trying not to take myself so seriously. I am very much looking forward to a trip to Thailand I have been invited on this summer, an educational exchange. As I am about done with child-rearing, I hope this is the beginning of many fascinating trips. Update: Bangkok was amazing. I enjoy thinking of what it might be like to retire there to teach English one day. I loved the people, and have many new Thai colleagues. Facebook is a great way to stay in touch and to network.
I am sober for almost 9 years, and am in a 12 step food program. I have worked hard to obtain the gift of serenity and self-awareness, and that helps me to work on myself, which means, just being, realizing that everything is OK just as it is at this very moment. I start each day with a random gratitude list, and have learned that even being bored is a luxury.
I have quite a few tattoos, and I consider them beautiful, wearable works of art. I have a few piercings too. My current tattoo project is a big back piece, a dragon. I'd say my style is a cross between goth, metal, rocker hippie, and geek...I love loud music, and the last show I went to was the Outbreak Tour in San Francisco. Next show is Black Sabbath in August.
I am working toward becoming debt-free, and intend to travel more. I'd rather own less, in order to be more flexible. I have learned quite alot in my fifty-one years. I like to think that I am bright, funny and very young at heart. I seem really outgoing, as I am friendly and interested in people, but I can be very shy and introverted until I get to know you. Relationships matter most, and ones with family especially. I have been married and divorced four times, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I deserve an E for effort! I spent many years searching for love, thinking I had to find the perfect man. It took all my life experiences to find out that I have to be a complete person first. And I am very happy on my own now, and know that if I am alone I can be happy and content. I am a busy woman, never bored, and not desperately seeking romance. Romance would be nice, and yet a friend, a soul to experience now with......I don't rush into relationships anymore. I am committed to getting to know people slowly.
The thing I want is to become good, solid friends. I am at a place in my life where I am extremely content with things as they are, and I want a relationship which transcends the take/take I have always known. A deeper dive into spirituality and being curious about this world is an interest I'd love to share.