I'm an active, youthful, down-to-earth caring woman, looking for
friendship/companionship. It would be nice to one day find someone
that's "right", for a loving relationship.
What I’m doing with my life
I work as an educator, and still enjoy what I do, though am
starting to think about how much longer I plan to work. I have an
adult married son whom I'm close to, but unfortunately he and his
wife don't live nearby. I started a new life and career here in
Ithaca 6 years ago, so I have relatively new "roots". I value good
family relationships, though, and would want to be with someone
who's got healthy relationships with children and extended family.
I’m really good at
Listening, empathizing, nurturing.
Consider myself a spiritual person, seeing each experience as a
chance to learn how to better myself.
Being a lifelong learner -- enjoy reading, researching and trying
Expressing myself, synthesizing ideas, writing.
Music -- though only for fun (sing, play piano).
Am pretty good with computers, but try not to let gadgets run my
life. I'm not a geek and really prefer being out and about to
sitting for hours at a computer.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm friendly and easy to talk to. I like to connect and am
generally open-minded and accepting, so people are comfortable
talking about themselves. I'm educated and well-spoken and like to
have intelligent conversations. I guess some people at first think
I'm kind of serious, but when I get to know someone, I'm playful
and love to laugh and have fun.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy lots of different cuisines, but am health conscious so try
not to overdo at mealtimes. I've gotten out of the habit of cooking
anything but really simple stuff, as I live by myself. Would
probably enjoy it again if my partner and I did it together.
I read a wide variety of things: news, online articles, nonfiction
on topics that grab my interest, books that friends recommend,
fiction or nonfiction by authors I hear about or read about. Used
to be in a book club where I lived before, and really enjoyed it.
Being a librarian at a school, it is important for me to keep up
with what's currently read by young people -- so I am usually
reading some pretty diverse works written for young adults (even
things I don't particularly like!)
Music is very important to me, but -- and this may not make sense
to everyone-- I actually like to listen just as much to new things
as I do to familiar styles/artists, etc. Classical, jazz, world,
folk, bluegrass, and more. This is one reason I enjoy listening to
the radio so much.
Movies and plays are also great. I admire well-crafted stories,
lofty themes, and artful performances. I like everything from
popular to more obscure movies, foreign and/or art films. It's fun
to be able to talk about them with the person I see them
I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I do it's usually news shows,
The six things I could never do without
Family and good friends; Art / color, music; beauty in
Books and ideas
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I want to live life to the fullest, as time is short.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typical? It depends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Maybe once I get to know you...