I have returned to the Eugene/Springfield area as of mid-June. Portland is for visiting only now. Best of all, a temporary, seasonal job segued into a full-time position as of this week. Sometimes doing work well gets noticed!
Minnesota-born, but Dallas, TX-raised--a tough/fragile tomboy/bookworm whose promising secretarial career ended shortly after marriage to a McGyver-hippie and an ensuing nomadic lifestyle of many years' duration--most of them off the grid and in the woods, in various US states as well as in rural Mexico; all--far away from people. It was an experiment in voluntary poverty that taught me the value of simplicity, but at a great personal cost (i.e.: my career)
During this time, I home-schooled my home-born children until I cracked and returned to society in 1997. A women's transition class led to college degrees that I worked part-time around while I finished raising my children.
I'm still close to my family, but now have sufficient time to consider finding pleasurable companionship. Not that I don't want a serious relationship, but I'd like to base mine on the baser nature of our species. Menopause has made little impact on me, and I'd like to enjoy my sensuality while I still can! I'm looking for that spark of attraction that makes enjoying the person I'm with possible. If the attraction and fun we generate is mutual, you can bet I'd like to see where it leads! Is passion possible? I'd like to think so.