Since then, I've taken up watercolor lessons and have gone to France for one of the best trips I have ever been on.
I haven't lived an ordinary life. Growing up as an Army Brat showed me an appreciation for the depth of other cultures. It taught me tolerance and how to learn and adapt quickly. A hundred years or so of teaching English to teenagers heightened my skills of perception, curiosity, explaining, patience, and gave me an edgy sense of humor.
While I spend time with my friends, I miss having a man in my life. Closeness, sharing, affection, and laughter are things that have been missing from my private life for far too long. Men are fun and brave and sexy and gallant and strong and unfathomable and funny and irrepressibly boyish and . . . well, I really miss having a good man in my life. I miss sharing our days whether we've been together or apart, sharing meals, music, films, books, the daily news, funny stories, deep thoughts, emotions, and physical affection.
All of that adds up to a woman who is smart, enthusiastic, funny, caring, and adventurous. As a relationship develops I become vulnerable, loving, and supportive.