I clearly admit that I'm not for everyone. I'm liberal in my political views, but I'm not liberal with my personal life. I am always on the move from one work-related project to another. Much of what I do involves a high degree of creativity and computer skills, along with the ability to meet deadlines. I'm highly motivated to be my best and very goal oriented. Quit is not in my vocabulary.
People say that we are all given some special talent. My talent is languages. The first time I heard Spanish I was 10 and I thought I was hearing music! I speak three languages and have written a series of 15 Spanish books that colleges and corporations across the country purchase. Consequently, communication skills are very important to me as I look for someone special.
I'm very grateful that my life has been filled with a myriad of professional opportunities. I've enjoyed each one. My first career was as a public school French teacher. After teaching for 10 years and earning a Rockefeller Scholarship for Foreign Language Educators, I left the classroom and became involved in a family-owned TV production company. When that business dissolved, I moved to the Charlotte area and got a job with NBC's Spanish division. After being laid off, I started a company and developed the Spanish books I mentioned earlier. But, I never left broadcasting and probably never will. I've worked in broadcasting and television since I was in my mid-20s, and am a announcer with an NPR affiliate.
I'm a public person who leads a very private life. I have lots of acquaintances but few friends. Friendship is something that must be earned. I've kept in touch with many of my friends for over 30 years. You never throw away a friendship. Even though you might not have 2 nickels to rub together, you are rich in the friends you make and maintain. And, just as it is with romantic relationships, I tend to be very selective about inner circle of friends.
This time in my life is a renaissance. In 2011 I lost both parents to devastating illness. In addition, my significant other moved out after 22 years between the deaths of my dad and mom. In 2012 I grieved my losses, and recuperated from the toll it took on me. Once the dust began to settle, I started considering what would be essential for the next chapter in my life. It's as if I can start all over again and get it right this time.
I have a lot of male friends and colleagues. If you are the jealous type, you aren't right for me. I enjoy people who have achieved academic and professional success, especially if they are creative. Having a sense of humor is also incredibly important to me. I like people who don't take themselves too seriously. Laughter is the best medicine.
My special someone is a gentleman who understands that friendship is the basis upon which a relationship is built. Put friendship with great mental and physical chemistry and you've really got something. My guy understands my need for independence and will not hold me back, instead he encourages and motivates me. .My guy is about my age, doesn't raise his voice or his hand in anger. He never stops learning, is super-smart, can talk to anyone about almost anything, is patient, honest, kind, generous and spontaneous with his affection. And, he likes to dance even if he's got two left feet. We can work on that together!