61Portland, United States
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My self-summary
I'm blessed with 2 sons (26 and 16) and in spite of having been single through most of their childhoods, am pleased to see that they are solid human beings. This matters a great deal to me but perhaps it needn't be said. I'm enthusiastic about life, am very tenacious, some would say independent (or stubborn?) but not in a bad way. I'm proud of my independence but a life lived without a partner has its limitations. I've had the good fortune of having lived in a number of foreign countries and carry that blessing with me. I care deeply about doing a good job at whatever I do and take joy in seeing the end results, whether it be a painted room or an English lesson taught.
What I’m doing with my life
I work with a handful of clients at an upscale retirement community. The variety of clients provides me with the opportunity to wear a multitude of hats each week; caregiver, editor, organizer, fiduciary and all around cheerleader for people who are no longer living the physical or cognitive lives they once had.
I’m really good at
I think that my greatest strength is connecting with people. I'm good at analyzing situations and coming up with creative solutions to the challenges at hand and I'm very level-headed in emergencies.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very direct and prone to striking up conversations whenever possible. I'm told that I am smart, enthusiastic and endowed with a positive attitude towards life.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a couple of books going most of the time, but I lean towards lots of history. I enjoy watching French and German films because that is how I've kept any connection to speaking those languages however I like most film genres in any language. The Triplets of Belleville is a favorite. I love Classical music, jazz, classic rock, folk, bluegrass. I'll eat foods of all kinds with the exception of Korean which has never thrilled me.
Six things I could never do without
I'm old enough to know that being attached to things can lead to difficulties so I'll say that I love my children and hope they have long lives, I appreciate my good brain and hope I retain full function for a long life and beyond that, things come and go.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I'm big on feeling grateful for what I have. This isn't to say that my life is without challenges but I find that meditation helps me feel balanced and the stress that comes tends not to stay too long. I don't find myself holding on to thoughts long enough to be bothered by them but I do tend towards existential questions with no real answers.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home working in the garden in the summer, reading a book, or going out for a good meal. I interact with people all week so evenings can be quiet in a good way and I don't have any set schedule for how to treat one night over another.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
more will be revealed in time...
You should message me if
Please write me if some of what I've said touched you in some way or I've piqued your interest. There is no predicting who we'll be to one another but that's the fun, no?
The two of us