Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I used to think I wanted this very independent, creative and
passionate life. I guess I still really want that but now I want
those things tempered with love, stability and family. Most of my
friends have moved away in recent years or keep themselves very
busy with marriage and family. I'm trying to build some new
friendships through volunteering and other ways of getting
involved. I am finding this challenging, as I'm coming to realize
I'm changing a lot.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I manage a paper store. I don't know how to explain it other than
to say it is a completely unique place that allows me to combine a
bunch of things I'm good at with things I love. I get to teach, I
get to craft, I get to manage people and I get to use my business
acumen. I also do a fair amount freelance creative work, mostly
bookbinding and calligraphy. I'm also working very hard on changing
my body and that is a huge part of what i'm doing with my life.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making things! I sew, I make books, I make cards, I knit, I cook. I
have always felt I would have been very desirable and marketable in
a different time...I have a friend who always says if there is ever
a zombie apocalypse, she wants me on her team. I spent several
years as a girl scout camp counselor so my ability to make just
about anything pairs nicely with my better than average survival
skills. I'm kindof old timey.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've got very curly hair, and I'm also short, and I'm overweight.
My very curly hair is gray, and people comment on this a lot. Since
initially joining this site, I've lost 80 pounds and so while I am
overweight my body is going through some consistent and dramatic
changes . I've become a little sensitive about men who indicate an
interest in "fit" women but who mean "skinny." My gym routine is
pretty intense and my fitness level is pretty intense as well. I'm
an exceptional storyteller, and I have a lot of stories.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I read all the time. Favorite writers include Proulx, Algren,
Austen, Chabon. Anything about Abraham Lincoln. I read a lot of
crap, too. My favorite tv show is The Celebrity Apprentice, and I
am not ashamed to admit it. I listen to a lot of public radio. I
also listen to a lot of music...American Music Club, Bruce
Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem, Arcade Fire, Ryan Adams, Johnny Cash.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Family. Books. Music. My hands. Hope. My trainer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Projects. Family. God. Being alone. My commute.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Likely home, making something.
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