That being said;
I grew up in the Greater Boston area. I've traveled a lot. Most recently, I spent 3.5 years living in N. Yorkshire, England. I moved back to the States late February 2013. I haven't lived in New England for the greater part of the past 20 years. I consider myself to be a Floridian more than a local.
I'm generally a positive person with a healthy heart and a good attitude towards life. I'm very thoughtful of others, probably more honest than most, and generally very patient and kind. It's not difficult for me to see the good in people. I find that practicing compassion and making thoughtful choices works well for me, and so does surrounding myself with people who usually make wise choices. During more challenging times I can be stoic and cynical, but my sarcastic sense of humor, perseverance, and neurotic tendencies get me through relatively unscathed.
I'm a force to be reckoned with when it comes to things that matter most to me, but I choose my battles carefully. I'm open and honest, but with discretion unless I feel the need to be otherwise. I'm often the one who sits quietly, listening to you talk and making observations. It doesn't seem like I have much to say as I smile and ask a question at random, but I'm just thinking, really. After a while I open my mouth with a "crazy" thought or idea, it comes out of nowhere. You think to yourself "that actually makes perfect sense" or "that just might work!" You're welcome. I'm a thinker, analyzer, and interpreter. This is a skill that I'm awesome at, it is not a weird personality flaw intended for the purpose of exhausting you, nor am I intentionally trying challenge your thinking capacity.
I have my battle wounds, and I am better (never broken) because of them. I may very well be one of the strongest women you ever meet. It would be great to meet someone with their own. I often get bored with those who I may consider to have lived a sheltered life and/or those who have become complacent.
I'm a woman who is very much interested in living in a peaceful world, so I do my best to play my part in trying to make that happen. I care about people, nature, and the planet, so I do my best to make thoughtful choices. I'm a bit of an activist at times, and have been known to protest inequality in it's many forms and through several outlets. As of lately, most of my activism revolves around advocating peaceful and non-violent parenting. I believe in "Being the change" I wish to see in the world. I try my best to learn from and embrace my mistakes. I'm a very optimistic, hopeful, and yet realistic person.