47 Garrett Park, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a busy single mother who has a great career - and not a lot of free time at this point in life. If you want to be spontaneous, I'm not the girl for you right now. If you want to vacation far away with a partner, that would be a lot of doing on my part - not impossible, but not easy. If you are looking for someone to meet up with often throughout the week, that's not something I can easily manage. If you have a full life and get what I'm saying, are flexible in how staying "connected" looks until the next date, and understand that kids come first for a responsible parent, then we may fit. I know this won't resonate with most, so feel free to move on if you want something different. I'm happy being single until I find a good companion to laugh and share experiences with, and someone who lives similarly.

So, why read on?! Well, I am a creative, energetic, enthusiastic, sexy, passionate, fun, and flexible person. I prefer Apple to Windows, liberal to conservative, laughter over drama, spicy to sweets, mid-century modern to traditional, and playing rather than watching sports. I can change a tire and rewire a lamp. I have two fantastic kids, am an avid runner (training for marathon #14), love the work that I do, coach my son's basketball team (going on year 3), and I appreciate a sense of community. I am interested in learning new things. If you know the game Spit, I'm a pretty good competitor. I am independent and self-sufficient, but when it clicks, I'm looking for a partner who wants to be exclusive. I'd like to find someone who communicates openly and enjoys connecting, likes affection and intimacy, and makes me feel alive in new ways (where he feels the same).

I have a strong interest in music and how art connects with the soul and community. I like 80s music (DM, Cure, New Order) and jazz, but my taste is quite broad. I'm trying to self-teach guitar, but I really need some instruction.

I'm looking for an intelligent, kind, sensuous, athletic (fit and in shape), independent, and socially conscious man with integrity... someone who can look forward and isn't held back. I appreciate a man who has manners, lets the lady walk in front, holds doors open, and is otherwise polite. A little intention and charm says something about your care, character, and who you are. I think I fit best with people who are open, self-aware, liberal, peaceful, and are good communicators -- and maybe less with people who are reserved, self-serving, introverted, or judgmental.

I prefer taking time to get to know the people I bring into my life.

If you care about others and making this world a better place, then I definitely want to hear more about your interests.

If you live in the Bethesda/Potomac/Rockville/Kensington area, that's a plus... easier to find time together. :) And if you are a runner and like running with others - yay!
What I’m doing with my life
Raising 2 amazing children, playing/running with my 2 dogs, advocating, doing my work and taking care of myself.
I’m really good at
Strategy, parenting, irony, loyalty, and distance/endurance running.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile - because I usually have one. Even when times are tough, I take an optimistic approach to the present and the future.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Princess Bride, Shawshank Redemption, Blazing Saddles, Braveheart,
Books: No Exit, Into Thin Air, Healing Invisible Wounds, Achilles in Vietnam (the latter two have much to do with my work)
Music: The XX, Sinatra, Cold Play, Jason Mraz, the Script... most jazz, 80's, disco... pretty much anything except country and some rap.
Food: Italian, Thai, Sushi... open to most cuisines, but I tend to stay away from red meats and greasy food.
The six things I could never do without
My kids
Family and great friends
Water (my favorite beverage)
A challenge or something to learn
Belief in something bigger than this life
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How different life can look one year to the next and taking time to appreciate all the positives. The 'aina and how important it is to give back to the earth.
On a typical Friday night I am
Celebrating the start to the weekend! ... doing something fun with my kids, or out having fun with a date or friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a passion for taking photographs of bugs. Project Noah has been a great resource to figure out what I've actually taken images of!
You should message me if
You are a good person with genuine intentions and if part(s) of my profile resonate with you and you'd like to know more.