I grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts (now dubbed "NoHo") which was not nearly as progressive as it is now. There were always an abundance of cultural activities, especially in the arts, to which I was fortunate enough to have access.
I think I'm "down-to-earth" in the sense that I'm not very materialistic. Given the choice, I would prefer an enriching travel experience over an expensive piece of jewelry.
I can't imagine life without humor and mine can be quite irreverent (in a good way). I am fortunate to work in an environment where laughter abounds and I come from a funny family (no, not that kind of funny). Although most people at this stage of life have baggage, myself included, I feel that I am more emotionally healthy
than I have ever been. I have a lot to offer in a relationship and hope to find someone with whom to make it mutual.
My daughter doesn't think this profile conveys who I am and asked to write this in here:
My mom is incomparably caring, compassionate, sweet and kind. One example: When I was having a hard time last year, and finally admitted it to her, she showed up on my doorstep an hour later and sat with me, listened to me, and helped me come up with a plan to get out of the space I was in, which I did, and would not have without her help. My mom possesses something so few people do: the emotional well-being and maturity that allows her to foster honesty, awareness and openness in all her relationships. Even my mother's nags are sweet because she pokes fun at herself, sending me texts that say, "news bulletin from Nagsville" or "this has been today's scheduled nag" and the like. Despite her intellect, she manages to never take herself too seriously, which makes her a lot of fun to be around. I am incredibly fortunate to have her as a mother and a best friend.