My friends are an important source of support and an integral part of my life. Giving to others gives me strength and puts my life into perspective.
There were two defining moments in my life that I'd like to share. The first one was when I went white water rafting in Costa Rica. I was in a corporate job that I despised and I was in the middle of writing my essay to apply for a MBA program. As I was writing why I wanted to go to B school I realized that I didn't want to go at all. I had no idea what I wanted to do so I began to write down my dreams. They included white water rafting, learning Portuguese, swimming with dolphins in the open ocean and getting a graduate degree. I went to Costa Rica by myself and I went white water rafting. While on the river I experienced the freedom of living my dreams and from that moment on I let my heart be my guide, not society's expectations. I now have a career that I love and work is an important part of my life, not just a paycheck.
The other defining moment was when I saw the sun set on Mt. Fuji. (I saw the sun rise the next day, but I'm not a morning person and there was no coffee, so the sun set was decidedly more enjoyable). At that moment I was finished with that phase of my life and ready to settle down. I felt complete and that while I'd love to see the world, I felt the need to turn my focus inward. Shortly thereafter I resumed my practice of Vipassana meditation. Since then I have been very happy hiking in New England and spending time on the Cape.
I am the mother of three amazing children who need me. My time is limited and anyone I talk to is going to have to be patient with me. Any potential courtship is going to be slow, fit around schedules and be respectful of my kids' needs.
I am looking for a person who is kind, hard-working and understanding. Open, honest communication is crucial. I'm looking for a man who is responsible, sensitive, self-aware and able to communicate his needs. Someone who finds joy in the everyday moments and who likes to have fun. Someone who fulfills obligations with a spirit of love. Someone who will be a partner and a friend.