Those closest to me describe me as active, adventurous, sweet, smart, independent, tenacious, nonjudgmental, and a good listener with a sympathetic ear. In social gatherings I'm good at getting to know people on a 1X1 basis.
I find inspiration during tough times in nature and physical activity. Music and good friends always lift me up, as do quiet moments of meditation most anywhere. My two grown children are definitely a source of comfort and inspiration to me.
I'm an avid cyclist and cross-country skier, and would love to find someone special to share one or both of these activities with. I do yoga routinely, walk daily, dance and swim occasionally. Have kayaked a few times and loved it.
Music is essential to my well-being, and depending on my mood, I listen to Pop, rock, jazz, some classical, folk, choral, meditative, and most anything live. Love outdoor summer concerts. I like to harmonize and fiddle around on the piano. Attend 1 or 2 plays a year, occasional movies (like the small neighborhood theaters), art galleries and historical museums, and of course good food, (I'm partial to Thai and anything caramel). I have a large extended family in the area, with lots of youngsters to enjoy. I keep connected through frequent family gatherings.
I've been fortunate to have traveled some, but want to do more. I've visited many countries in Europe, including a wonderful bike and barge trip to The Netherlands followed by 2 weeks in Italy. I like studying the history and culture of the places I visit. Planning a trip to Greece in May 2015; after that, who knows - New Zealand, Australia, or perhaps places closer to home. Traveling with someone special is much more fun. What's on your bucket list?
II envision a relationship where both partners are honest and respectful of one another, able to resolve issues through constructive conversation. We have fun together, share many common interests, but are not afraid to leave some space for individual interests outside the relationship. We share common values, such as living a healthy, active lifestyle. We don't take ourselves too seriously, laugh often, and are open to whatever adventures life presents.
My mode for dating is to get to know you as a friend, and see what develops from there. I look forward to meeting you!