I am a well-traveled, open minded, psychiatric nurse with a master's degree, who is nearly worn out by this online dating "crap shoot."
I'm "deep," communicative, self sufficient, but missing that elusive (so far) emotional and physical connection that will round out my otherwise satisfying and happy life. Looking for someone kind and trustworthy. We start out mutually liking each other "inside and out," and both of us patiently (not-so?) seeing what develops.
I'm smart, sexy, sweet, sensitive, and sure of what I want and don't want in a partner. Operative word here is PARTNER - the "we will always have each others' backs" variety. That one is non-negotiable.
I've lived in Toronto, Canada as an adult for 22 years, and am a proud dual citizen, American by birth and Canadian by choice. Two passports, will travel. ;-) Recently, I also worked in a small town in Japan, as an English teacher for little kids, for an incredible 14 months.
I'm a warm, spiritual (yet not strictly observant or dogmatic) woman with Jewish upbringing, sensibilities, and values (but no princess am I!). I have a good heart. A truly loving good heart.
Most importantly, my Spanish profile name in English means "butterfly". I identify with that metaphor. However, I am the least fragile butterfly you will ever encounter - that is, until you (emotionally) hold me too tightly or "smother" me in your grasp. Ask me to explain exactly what I mean - if I say more here, it's too open to misinterpretation. I am an "open book". Just ask me anything. :-)
I have an entrepreneurial mind, with ideas and plans I want to pursue and bring to fruition. I have a small private counseling practice, online and face-to-face, and specialize in women's mental health. I am also a published writer, and look forward to pursuing this love of mine (as well as photography) more in the near future. I love poetry and non-fiction.
I'm a city girl (would consider a large, metropolitan area only - especially NYC, Phila., Boston, D.C., Toronto). I like walking everywhere, like for my coffee in the morning. I love the ocean and hot weather suits me just fine. I can snorkel for hours and just float on the surface looking at fish...it's one of the most relaxing things I know how to do. Sometimes, intervals in the country provide opportunities for slowing down and then recharging. (Ideally, winters down south and summers up north.)
My family is important to me. My widower dad lives about an hour away and is independent - still works full-time. I am proud of my happy & (thank goodness) employed 31 year old son - he is a great guy and my part in his "self" is one of my most wonderful achievements. He is living in Washington, DC, and we have a close relationship.
I think I was Latina in a previous life.. I sooo love aIl things and people Hispanic! The further south I travel, the more I feel at home. I'm working hard to become fluent in Spanish.
I AM WILLING TO RELOCATE TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH for love. Not for like. Not for lust. But for LOVE. Really.
Books: Dr. Seuss - "Oh, the Places You'll Go", "Love in the Time of Cholera", "Bridges Of Madison County", "Eat Pray Love", Isabel Allende, Coelho, non-fiction e.g. "Blink", Lonely Planet travel guides. Movies: All time favorites: Linklater 's "Before..." trilogy, "The Notebook," "Reds," "Same Time, Next Year", "A Touch of Class", "An Affair to Remember", "Out of Africa", Gone With the Wind", "What About Bob?", "Lost in Translation", "Love Actually", "As Good as it Gets", and "Casablanca", "Up in the Air", "Enough Said," the Coen brothers, Woody Allen, indie, romance (think "Pretty Woman", "The Accidental Tourist", "Eat Pray Love" (the movie), and foreign movies. Particularly an Almodovar fan. When it comes to eating, ethnic food is usually my first choice. Would prefer vegetarian, but will eat anything delicious. Love fresh sushi, fruits and vegetables, barbecue, pasta, artisan breads and cheeses. Desserts! Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie, pistachio ice cream. And have yet to meet a piece of chocolate I didn't like.
Entertainment and music tastes are scattered and varied - from Streisand to Sting, Sarah McLachlan, Pavarotti, The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette, Roxy Music, Snow Patrol, Joni Mitchell, Michael Feinstein, Aimee Mann, Coldplay, Timberlake, Broadway cast recordings, Maroon 5, Sondheim, Cole Porter, smooth jazz, classical, and world music. I enjoy the arts, opera, theatre, the ballet. Intelligent TV - which is NOT an oxymoron (a la PBS, HBO and Showtime). And the occasional "guilty pleasure" TV - The Food Network, "The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Big Bang Theory," "Dexter," "Parenthood," "Masters of Sex," Anthony Bourdain, House Hunters International. I look forward to protracted periods of "binge watching" to catch up, when I'm off. Rainy day in bed, anyone?
My glasses (part of me, so won't count them)
The love of family and friends who truly "get me" (and vice versa)
Hope for the future
Someone to share life wth.
What I have to say resonates with you. You want to really get to know me. You want to be known and "gotten", too. You think we might be simpatico. Please write if you consider the idea of traveling and experiencing the world together, either as my full-time "co-gypsy" or alternating part-time travel with staying at home with the someone you love (more than life) to be a good (and also butterfly-in-the-stomach-inducing, yet strangely calming) idea...and you think I could be THAT someone.
And finally, if you happen to be even a little bit like Anthony Bourdain (a wise ass), with his spirit, smarts, smile, savoir - faire, simmering sexuality, and sense of adventure, you'll have me before you can finish asking, "are you packed?"