As for me, I am a homebody more than anything else. On the weekend I’m completely in my element working on my house or in the yard, with the helpful advice and endless questions from the neighbor kids (ages 7 "and 11/12ths" and 4). I love that kids have no filter and give you the honest truth.
I have enjoyed a couple of long-term relationships and each provided some wonderful experiences and opportunities. Now, I'm ready for the next adventure and anticipating that it will last the rest of my life- gosh no pressure there now is there?
This rock has moss. I've lived in Portland most of my like, and during that time I have owned only 2 different houses and a weekend cabin on Mount Hood. After restoring a 1913 craftsman bungalow and a 1917 cabin, I decided to take on something newer- a 1950s ranch. I love the Eastside of town which feels more comfortable yet vibrant with all of the change. I hardly recognize Division Street anymore, but I find myself eating there often. I really enjoy my eastside neighbors and having a yard to get my hands dirty.
My job is demanding and exhausting and often stretches me to the limit. So when I’m on my own time, I recharge by working out at the gym, playing tennis, volunteering at the Humane Society, or just hanging out with friends. Okay, I also enjoy my naps too.
My family is loving and supportive and knows pretty much everything about me, and I would have it no other way. Even so, we are all fortunate that times and attitudes have changed enough that it’s no longer such an issue to open.
If any of this resonates with you, by all means send me a message. Otherwise, I thank you for taking the time to read this short novel and I wish you well on your journey!