vivavitavalerie
57 Austin, TX
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My self-summary
I have had a rich, fulfilling life. I finally made my way to NYC from Indiana to pursue a dream in the Arts. What a fantastic city! However, I bounced across the country to Los Angeles and met my husband, had two amazing children and after a few more bounces from coast to coast, ended up in Florida. After spending three years in Sri Lanka, teaching, I now begin a new chapter, without husband, but near my two dear children in Austin. I am excited and anxious to see what happens next!
What I’m doing with my life
I am going to the opera, theatre, concerts and Austin points of interest. I still travel often. I plan to continue traveling and creating new memories. I also investigate opportunities to do meaningful work in the community.
I’m really good at
It would take a lot of silly sentences to say what I do successfully. I have had a lot of life experiences. I am a great Mother and have many skills in the Arts and Education. But, perhaps I should mention what I am not good at, such as technology.....ooh, I struggle with it because I have to! My son is an IT expert and says, "Figure it out yourself, Mom". I quess the artistic side of my brain is stronger than the logical side.
The first things people usually notice about me
I think people may notice my smile and sense my upbeat energy at first meeting. I love people - from all walks of life - and can be socially at ease within and in front of large groups of people. However, I love my alone time as well and do not have to have people around me in order to fill a sense of well-being.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh, my gosh, a I a 'foodie'. Along with a love of diverse people, goes my love of diverse foods....hence the desire to travel. I am an avid cook and enjoy entertaining my family and friends with great food, conversation, and sometimes entertainment. Shifting gears from my love of a 'movable feast', I enjoy reading immensely. Although I have a Kindle, there is nothing like holding a book in one's hands and being able to flip back and refresh one's memory of characters and dates mentioned earlier in a story. Still being a professional performer, I adore going to the Theatre and seeing movies. I try to keep growing and learning as I move forward in age.
The six things I could never do without
I could never do without my children, close friends, my personal integrity, a sense of adventure, a need to continue learning and giving, and the knowledge that there is not just a 'whole world' out there, but also a whole universe that is guided by a higher power.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend time thinking about whatever activity/adventure/project I am currently engaged in. I think about the near and interpersonal relationships of my close friends and family. On a larger scale, I involve myself with political issues on a local, national, and worldly scale, as well as how I can give of myself on a community level.
On a typical Friday night I am
No Friday night is 'typical' for me. I am adaptable and flexible and liable to decide to fly to NYC to visit friends on next Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am not accustomed to 'dating'. I was married for 25 years and have not had a relationship since 2008 - so I am leery and it will take me some time to get comfortable with a new person.
You should message me if
You should message me if you are honest, respectful, have strong moral fiber, have a passion for life, adventure, family, laughing, sharing and loving. I have a pretty good intuitive nature...please do not message me if you are a BS er. After being on this site for a few months, I can also say - please don not contact me if you have photos posted where you are shirtless, on a motorcycle, a selfie shot, or you are standing by a yacht or airplane. These seem to be contrived shots that are meant to attract someone other than me.
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