Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of
experience working with individuals, couples, and groups....Oh,
wait. This is my personal ad. I just spent a week trying to create
a professorial profile,but this should be much easier....Or
I did this in the past. A long time ago. In my twenties. When I was
trying to meet a husband, someone who would make a great father. It
was before the Internet. It worked. I got married, had a daughter,
raised her, got divorced, and here I am again. I've learned
throughout the years that what mattered most to me in my twenties
probably matters least to me now.
I'm a big believer in the idea that we're all teachers, and we're
all learners, and a part of what I seek is partner with whom I can
grow and learn -- who values me enough to think of me that way as
I'm the mother of one child who is a freshman in college. I feel
guilty saying it, but, I'm really enjoying the freedom.
I'm politically left-wing and somewhat resistant to other points of
view when it comes to the Affordable Care Act, GLBT rights,
government's role in providing for the poor, and abortion. I say
this upfront so it shouldn't become a problem somewhere down the
I love long walks, snow or no snow, especially with my faithful
fluffy friend at my side. The only time the TV is on is when I have
ear buds in my ears and, because it's too cold to be outdoors, I'm
walking on the treadmill at the gym. Then it's usually CNN, an old
rerun of Seinfeld, or Law and Order: SVU. Never ESPN.
I'm a little introverted -- despite my fabulous social skills --
and I prefer patience in getting to know someone through a bit of
emailing / texting to impulsive meetings with strangers. By the
time a first date is scheduled, I prefer to be feeling enthusiastic
and excited rather than reluctant and unsure.
Oh, and my screen name has nothing to do with The Little Rascals.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
You know how many divorced parents argue about how to raise their
kids? Well, a big part of my job is to help them get along. I have
developed a niche in the past 5 years working with high-conflict
parents. I also recently completed a year long training in Internal
Family Systems (IFS), which is sort of a "cutting edge" model of
treatment. I'm a believer in keeping current professionally so that
I can be the best at helping people though life transitions....Ok,
is this sounding like a professional profile again?
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm also good at making friends on dating sites. I'm just not so
good at finding passionate love this way. I'm also funny and can
find the humor in almost any situation. I'm good at finding silver
linings and letting go of the question "Why do bad things happen to
good people?" I'm good at finding opportunities for growth even
when life sucks. (I refuse to say this is making lemonade out of
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Aside from my curly hair (Jew-fro), I think the first impression I
make is of someone laid back, easy to talk to, funny and
interesting -- except in those circumstances in which I'm feeling
tongue-tied and a little self-conscious. Then I just seem shy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Most Woody Allen's movies since Hannah and Her Sisters and Crimes
and Misdemeanors (and I know he's not the most popular director
right now), documentaries (political, social, nature), Most
recently read: Far From the Tree (about loving children who might
be harder to love), and Can't We Talk About Something More
Pleasant, a graphic novel about losing elderly parents. Music:
Sweet Honey and the Rock, James Taylor, Carole King, Indigo Girls,
random world music, folk, and bluegrass. Food: Thai and Vietnamese,
Indian, sushi, green smoothies, thin crust, brick-oven pizza with
eggplant, arugula, and green peppers.....
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The experience of having raised a child, my camera, my dog, my
career (and the colleagues who come along with said career),
knowing I have at least a few friends who will always have my back,
and -- though this might sound like a cliche -- my memories in the
form of photographs (which gather more importance over the years as
my memory fades).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
1. Becoming an entrepreneur and overcoming some of my fears 2.
studying what some of the newest trends are in my profession and
how I can "trend up" and make more money to supplement my current
income, 3. whether or not there is a god (or many gods), whether or
not things really do happen for a reason and, if they do, what the
hell could the reason have been for THAT?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
What night is tonight? Hmmmm.... I am typically at the computer
researching useless information (or at the movies ) in winter, but
the rest of the year I like to spend time outdoors.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Well, I did use the screen name "spankee," didn't I?
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