I am the happy mother of a 12 year old (wish I'd had a litter) raising her to be a successful and empathetic human remains a big and important focus of my life.
I am very athletic (riding, running, spinning, weights and racquet sports) & believe keeping physically fit keeps me mentally & spiritually fit.
I'm a designer- art and design permeate all aspects of my life.
Our home is always filled with critters- just love animals, though we are sadly quite allergic to cats. Presently we have a horse, a pony, an Australian Shepherd, a beta fish and the cutest guinea pig on the planet.
I am very spiritual- not really religious in the conventional way- though when I do go to church, I go to the Episcopal Church. Am drawn to the Buddhist traditions as well and will be exploring those too. I feel very connected to our Creator and would only want to be around someone who respects that.
I am an extremely independent woman in every way- always have been. I don't need a man for money or for my identity... but that doesn't mean I don't want one!
I'd really like to find a 2nd soulmate and partner in crime with whom I can have fun and share life's adventures. I would LOVE to have a man to protect me and care for me and on whom I could depend... and whom I could love, cherish & care for and be a strong partner.
The perfect man for me will be honest, smart, funny, sophisticated, an animal lover and someone who likes to travel and explore the world. He needs to be successful in whatever it is he does (doesn't necessarily mean money)- he needs to FEEL successful- at the top of his game- confident and knowing he is making a difference and achieving whatever it is he has set out to achieve.
Being athletic and in shape is pretty important too as I would like to share those activities with a mate. Doubt I'll find a rider (seems to be predominantly chicks) but, heck- if you ride, well that would just rock!
While I am independent and all of those things, I expect to be treated like a lady. So manners are HUGE for me. If you have no clue as to what I might be referring, then you are definitely not the right guy for me!