59 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
I'm blessed with 2 sons (26 and 16) and in spite of having been single through most of their childhoods, am pleased to see that they are solid human beings. This matters a great deal to me but perhaps it needn't be said. I'm enthusiastic about life, am very tenacious, some would say independent (or stubborn?) but not in a bad way. I'm proud of my independence but a life lived without a partner has its limitations. I've had the good fortune of having lived in a number of foreign countries and carry that blessing with me. I care deeply about doing a good job at whatever I do and take joy in seeing the end results, whether it be a painted room or an English lesson taught.
What I’m doing with my life
As of Jan. I'm no longer working as a caregiver. I'm editing a book, and organizing professional papers for several couples. This is much more fun, engages my brain more and I'm having a blast.
I’m really good at
I think that my greatest strength is connecting with people. I'm good at analyzing situations and coming up with creative solutions to the challenges at hand and I'm very level-headed in emergencies.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very direct and prone to striking up conversations whenever possible. I'm told that I am smart, enthusiastic and endowed with a positive attitude towards life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a couple of books going most of the time, but I lean towards lots of history. I enjoy watching French and German films because that is how I've kept any connection to speaking those languages however I like most film genres in any language. The Triplets of Belleville is a favorite. I love Classical music, jazz, classic rock, folk, bluegrass. I'll eat foods of all kinds with the exception of Korean which has never thrilled me. I enjoy cooking to some degree but really look forward to pie season every year.
The six things I could never do without
My children, my intelligence and open-heartedness, friends, music, the ability to help others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm big on feeling grateful for what I have. This isn't to say that my life is without challenges but I do a pretty good job of accepting things and seeing how I can untie the knots that inevitably kink up my stomach in times of stress. I think about what people around the globe are going through, how it will be for my kids and if they'll have kids. My mind wanders towards existential questions that can have no answer but not overly anymore.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home watching a movie with my son, reading a book, or going out for a good meal. I interact with people all week so evenings can be quiet in a good way and I don't have any set schedule for how to treat one night over another.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
more will be revealed in time...
You should message me if
Please write me if some of what I've said touched you in some way or I've piqued your interest. There is no predicting who we'll be to one another but that's the fun, no?