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My self-summary
Born and raised on the East Coast, I fled to California for my life after graduating from college. I have always loved the terrain, the climate, the air, the sea; and I've hiked and biked miles to appreciate and enjoy it.
I am a teacher, a mom, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. I'm happy with my life and am looking to expand my social and spiritual horizons.
I am perplexed that OK Cupid rates my personality as arrogant, aggressive, and old fashioned. I would be scared away if I read that about a guy, but please don't you be. Honest, I can explain! Growing up, I never had a voice. A woman was supposed to be subservient. Remember those days? Well now, I enjoy my work, I speak out, I am confident about what I have to say, and I enjoy saying it. Is that arrogant? Is that aggressive? But I still am old-fashioned in a way. I like the gentleman to open the door for the lady. I prefer a gentle, subtle show of affection. I like getting "dressed up." I do believe in old-fashioned values--honesty, integrity, respect, consideration, civil discourse, penmanship, reading books.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to find a balance between work and home life. As a high school teacher, am actively involved in professional development, school redesign, and community involvement.
Garden, daily yoga, eat healthy, reflecting on how I want to create the rest of my life. My son is college age and currently living at home; our relationship is evolving as he matures.
I’m really good at
Breathing is one of my greatest talents(!) Keeping a well-maintained home. Developing rapport with teenagers.
Skills I learned when I was growing up: read music, play a few musical instruments in addition to rubber bands, table tops, straws, and crystal glasses. I can draw, knit, crochet and sew. I am really good at grammar and spelling--a master! I'm a good driver and a fairly good dancer.
I'm good at finding stuff.... lost keys, solutions to problems, and your sore spots to massage.
I can lounge comfortably, but I can also dress up and break ice. I can make you feel like you're the most important person in the world, because to me you are.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look better than my photos.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Romance, mystery, science fiction, current events, literature foreign and domestic.
Movies: Philadelphia, Shawshank Redemption, Stand and Deliver, Emporer of China, Ghandi, Cry Freedom, It's a Wonderful Life, Day After Tomorrow, Dante's Peak, Girl with the Dragon Tatoo (Swedish version), The Ultimate Gift
Shows: concerts, off-broadway theater, dance recitals
Music: Most types but not heavy rap or techno
Food: Vegan, Indian, California fresh, but enjoy all good food.
Six things I could never do without
air, water, food, shelter, loved ones, coffee, meaningful work, some place to swim.... -- ooops that's 8.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about the innovations that bring balance, health and joy to a troubled world. I think about my relationships and conversations. I think about the popular uprisings around the world. I think about all forms of artistic expression. I think about how to reach a troubled teen.
I also think about what you and I could do together. Places I'd like to visit.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing after a satisfying week's work, watching a movie, meeting friends for a drink, getting ready for the weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry at parades. Not because they make me sad, but because I am suddenly overtaken by seeing young people (marching bands, dance corps in particular) work so hard to make their performance look effortless.
You should message me if
You are financially secure, yet you are actively involved in making the world a better place.
You pray for the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
You maintain good health.
You like to dance, sing, smell the roses, enjoy the play of sunlight against the clouds.
You are looking for that special someone with whom you can enjoy the rest of your life.
The two of us