59Glendale, United States
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My self-summary
I have a wonderful laugh and huge zest for life. I am able to acknowledge that the only real constant in life is change. I know there is a place for tradition but there is also a place for new ways, new ideas, new systems, and new approaches. I don't put obstacles in my way by being blinkered and I am always open, forgiving and willing to listen to other's ideas. I know no one is more important in the world than anyone else and everyone has a place in the world. When that right person comes along I am passionate about the promise and opportunity that we will find in front of us. I am by nature a giver. I feel my greatest pleasure when I know my partner is happy. I love to touch and be touched and believe there are times when the best feeling in the world is to hold. I am passionate that as partners that we care enough and are not afraid to let each other know which it is we need or desire. I love the search for what makes each of us feel good. I am passionate that as a couple we understand the "We" while embracing the "I". I am passionate that sometimes it takes a lifetime to get there but there must always be a fire inside each of us that has to be continually fed by the other in order to finish the trip. I do not believe you find this type of passion initially. I believe you feel a spark and if you will nourish it this passion will grow and can last forever. I hope to find someone to experience this with.
What I’m doing with my life
I work with people daily in a setting that absolutely, positively, beyond the shadow of a doubt "KNOW" they are completely right! I believe perspective and perception are key elements to discovery in any situation. On a more personal level, to me there are "no big deals" in life and eventually everyone will know I am right anyway! ... just kidding! I am generally accepting of others opinions. It doesn't mean I do not have an opinion or will not express my opinion. I would guess it comes down to appropriateness. My job I love what I do. I have seen the best and worst of these beings we call humans. I have experienced the greatest highs and the lowest lows. I have touched and been touched by many people. I would not trade these experiences for anything.
I’m really good at
I enjoy helping people resolve their disputes and improve their relationships for the future. I enjoy helping people find more peaceful resolution of their conflicts.I think effective dialogue is the key to healthy families, communities and organizations.
The first things people usually notice about me
The first thing people notice about me is the quality and the level of energy I give, my attitude, my poise and my wardrobe. People notice when I laugh, it is not fake but sincere and from the heart.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Logic of Life - Tim Hartford The book uses rational economic theory and behavioral economics to explain the logic behind some of our everyday choices and decisions. The book is light in reading and offers a great perspective into a lot of topics such as crime, office politics, poker, divorce rates etc and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. It is a novel that weaves our shared slave past, the civil rights movement and a good old fashioned treasure hunt into a resplendent tapestry of epic proportion. I think Oscar Wilde is brilliantly witty ,his plays are charming and have many levels to them and also Pat Conroy is amazing.

As for music, I love music. I love classical music; I love jazz; I love the blues; I love rhythm and blues. I love what is now called classic rock (must mean I am a classic Marina); I love musicals. I sometimes like some folk music. I am less fond of but do not rule out country music. I think the concept of music is one of the most beautiful things humans have come up with. I say the concept of because obviously I do not believe all music to be beautiful, there is some shocking stuff out there but hopefully you know what I mean.

I am passionate about LIFE! I love travel, food, fashion, great design, interesting people who have traveled, eaten, worn interesting things and enjoy great design . I just feel like life is an amazing adventure and we all have the chance to explore the world any way we imagine.
Six things I could never do without
Great conversation , Education and a Sense of Humour
Human love and the quality of being Magnanimous
My cell phone, as this provides me with a means of communication and safety
High speed internet access(dial up is so outdated)
Music, Hockey, Companionship and a great Book
Continuing to expand my knowledge and awareness
The animals in my life (both people and pets haha)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Someone easy going. Someone that understands that I may work long days and maybe I just need to unwind for the first hour home, sometimes but, will still be available to hear about your day because you work hard also .. someone that knows how important it is to stay active in a relationship. When you have a day off, you send me flowers or take me out to lunch, when I have a day off, I will meet you at the door with something or nothing on! I am a 1 man woman. I expect the same. I want to be excited about who I am with till the day I depart and hopefully we will both work hard on a relationship that will last. No one unbalanced, mentally.
On a typical Friday night I am
I enjoy reading ,traveling ,listening to music and enjoying the beauty of nature
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As an American black woman, I frequently encounter false and presumptive stereotypes:about my intelligence, my voice and my cultural level in my business world. Societal stereotypes often pre-judge a person based on ethnicity. It's shameful that many Americans have not moved further than this in 2017. I wish people would notice that I am older than 30. I look young for my age which can be more of a curse than a blessing at times .
You should message me if
I want someone who is willing to begin a journey with me knowing the end result will be based on how much of ourselves we are willing to give to each other. I want that one man who enriches my life as much as I would enrich his. Race is Not Important. I don't think any relationship should be judged by the race of the people involved. I beleive that if you find love, then you should do everything you can to nurture that love. It's a privilege not everyone is blessed to experience.

I do not believe I am asking too much. I know every relationship will have trials and tears, that is part of the circle of life but working together anything can be overcome. I am looking for a partner that is serious about finding the right person and is committed to making it work.
The two of us