66Fort Collins, United States
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My self-summary
I am an easy-going person. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, yoga, volunteering, reading, listening to music, and walking my dogs. I am looking for someone to enjoy life with. I enjoy going to dinner, movies, museums and concerts, exploring new places and interests, or just relaxing at home. I am a positive, balanced person and look forward to whatever is coming into my life next. The traits I most value are integrity, honesty, acceptance of differences, good sense of humor, kindness, and the desire to grow and improve oneself. I am looking for someone with similar interests and values, who can make me laugh, respect me, play with me, and challenge me both intellectually and emotionally. I have lived in Northern Colorado for 14 years - the longest I have ever lived in one place but I like the mountains, the prairies and the sunshine. I grew up in West Texas and during my first year of college, Up With People visited my school. I joined and traveled for a year - one of the best things of my life. It opened the world for me and made me realize why I had never felt like I "fit in".
What I’m doing with my life
I am semi-retired now. I have been a stay-at-home mom, a teacher, an admin, and an accountant. I try to give back in a small way by volunteering. Always am trying to improve myself, exercise, try new things, find joy in something everyday. I play the piano and hammered dulcimer and try to find the time and motivation to practice and play better.
I’m really good at
listening - I enjoy listening to people's stories. I learn something new everyday just by really listening to people. I am also a very good friend - my friends know that I love them unconditionally and accept them for who they are and am there for them - no matter what. I strive to be a good parent and believe I have been for the most part. My children are also my friends, and people I want to spend time with.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have been told that people notice my big smile - and that I smile a lot. They also notice my soft voice. I have a hard time projecting my voice and sometimes people have a hard time hearing me talk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So many - recent favorites are The Help; Eat, Pray, Love; Nights in Rodanthe, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet; The Game of Thrones and other books by George R.R. Martin; books by Tim Wise; books by James Patterson; Reacher novels by Lee Child; have read most of Nora Roberts' books; love to read most any kind of mysteries or suspense novels. Try to read something new and different occasionally. Currently re-reading Harry Potter and just started Outlander.
Movies: Pretty Woman; The Green Mile; Star Wars; new Batman movies; Sleepless in Seattle; The Breakfast Club; James Bond movies, so many more.
Like all kinds of music - rock, inde, classical, blues, occasional country, jazz, bluegrass, pretty much anything except opera - just never acquired the taste for it.
Food - love to cook. Like most all kinds of foods - Thai, Chinese, middle Eastern, Mexican, seafood; I eat mostly chicken and fish and have considered becoming vegetarian. Try to eat healthy most of the time.
Six things I could never do without
Family, good friends, books, music, goals - something to look forward to and strive for, romance - or the future possibilities.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I want to be when I grow up - still haven't figured that out - or maybe I should say what I want to be next. I think about what I can do to make a difference, where I want to travel, how I want to redecorate my house, what book I want to read next.
On a typical Friday night I am
probably at home, reading and listening to music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Reading back over what I have written in this profile - sounds pretty boring - don't think I would be interested in this person. I guess I'll have to work on it some more. Really, I'm sure I am more interesting than this profile.
The two of us