I confess, I’d rather read the dictionary than, argh!, write this ad. Or go for a hike with friends on Mt. Tam. Bike in the park. Make a gourmet recipe. Or snuggle up with a great book.
But someday I’d like to meet and snuggle up with YOU…and then some. And ultimately, I’m a cheerful girl who does what needs doing.
Delectable, kind 'Type B' chill wrapper on go go go ambition and drive, I’m a renaissance girl looking for a match with heart.
You are smart, self-made and thriving. You’re quick to laugh and find humor but stay connected to family, friends and what really matters in life. By now, you know how to keep your side of the street thriving, happy and ready for the block party with all our friends. And you get that that isn’t just about the string of lights, grub and bottles of drink.
You love to move your body, preferably outdoors. You also know the value of going slow and being quiet. You relish both time in nature and urban pleasures. Outdoor adventures (whatever your mix, maybe overlaps with mine?) light you up as much as a night of live music or improv show or other ‘that sounds cool!’ cultural outing.
You love weekend getaways nearby or further flung. You have a black belt in travel and know how to use it. You also pack communication skills for a grand and thriving adventure.
You’re not allergic to juice, kale and all things healthy. You’re not above a salted caramel cupcake, either. You seek a compliment, not a clone. And alignment of values, humor, conversation chemistry, and those other sparks too.
A San Francisco semi-native (since H.S.) happily living outside boxes, I’ve architected a juicy life. I’m grateful for a full constellation of friends and family who make it all worthwhile.
I’m visionary and entrepreneurial, work several days/mo as a communication coach and trainer to Fortune 100 leaders. I’m also a wordsmith, a published children’s book author and ‘artist’ at heart. Revising my middle grade fantasy thriller novel Kicks. My. Butt. I’m learning heaps. And my agent is excited for a book sale in the next few months.
I like hitting up food trucks or a taqueria, and enjoy dressing up for a gourmet resto. I dream of French Laundry and Gary Danko someday. Even better foreplay than a delish meal and wine is the lively, thought provoking conversation.
I’m a fantastic lover and relish affection (my puertorriqueña side ;-) ). I’m sensitive to others’ needs and value mindfulness. I’m an imperfect, adorable work in progress. When I babysit, my niece, nephew and I love to get goofy. They know I can get real and talk about stuff too.
I loved Chiang Mai’s luxe d2 Hotel, Sydney’s Four Seasons...and those cute rustic beachside bungalows on Ko Tao. I like a tent anywhere in nature. I love flying first class, taking a slow boat up the Mekong into Laos, a Guatemalan chicken bus or biking to the farmer’s market. I’ve visited London, Madrid and Sydney for work. I’m happiest on my writing days, playing author and working from home on my dream.
I always crave getting to dance class or going dancing (aka, shot of joy), also more time to draw and volunteer. I dream of Art Basel, seeing the Northern Lights, Galapagos, Alaska, Morocco and many more points on the globe. And yes, sharing adventures with you. I adore city living, but it’s changing and I’m not set on being here forever. I’m flexible enough to have my own dreams and also support you in yours.
I am told I look mid to late 30s and value full disclosure (in others, too). I am 47.
I’m ready for adventure and game to have fun, as long as you’re willing to try new things and see the world. More than anything, I’ll love coming home to you. Not into drawn-out email exchanges, I prefer to meet for a friendly beverage instead. It’s always fun to meet new folks, and see what sparks. It starts with just hello.
I like exploring new-to-me music. If a friend said, "Hey, let's check out __" I would. Let's compare notes on concerts we've seen.
As for food, I enjoy most cuisines under the sun. Avocados deserve a national day of observance. I like a taqueria burrito as much as the next person, and have gourmet tendencies. I balance healthy eating and fitness with extravagent meals and treats here and there. Did I mention cupcakes? Life is too short not to indulge!
Or, I'm at home recharging from the above, curled up with a movie and company or a book, cooking some yummy gourmet food and/or getting ready for a bike ride, hike, farmers market trip, other social outing or physical activity outside.
Also if you'd also rather avoid long, email marathons v. being game to meet for a friendly beverage...You learn way more, faster. It's always fun to meet new people, no matter the outcome. :-)