Tectonic shifts without cracking the foundation. Now an empty nester living in the city after a few years in Westchester and so many other places. At this stage of life, I think I know what I want but I'm not so arrogant to be certain. I know who I am. Confident, sharp, kind of intense, intensely kind, pretty funny, maybe pretty, grown up girl.
I'm a tv news and sports chick with an MBA. I moved all over the country in pursuit of my career and then continued working while following my then-husband's around the world. Twice. It was thrilling and life-changing. I try not to be a know-it-all but I can talk about lots of things with lots of people and enjoy all of it.
I'm ambitious and thinking about what's coming next. I am soft and resilient, have experienced love and loss, and keep coming back for more.
I wouldn't even dare to define you either. But I know this much. You're a person who knows that the more you know, the less you understand. You care about the world around you, exude empathy, curiosity, humor and confidence.
I'm happy you have a past, and I'll take you as-is... just ask you do the same. We're probably not going to change much from here on out. I plan to work for a while out of desire and responsibility. I love travel as much as anyone and I hope to do lots more of it. At some point.
One last thing. Please don't message me if you're married or in a serious relationship. I realize you may have deep unmet needs and think I'll be the one to fill your gaps. I can't be her. Really.
Friend, boss, colleague, employee, connection.
Student, teacher, thinker, dreamer, sleeper.
Lover, partner, artist, muse.
Co-conspirator, confidant, protector, listener.
If anyone had told me 20 years ago "mother" would be the first word I'd use to define myself, I'm sure I would have laughed.
Fast-forwarding through commercials.
Helping you find the right words for that thing you want to say or need to write. Figuring you out, whether you like it or not. Fixing things, whether I like it or not. Ordering food, giving and receiving affection, sleeping in places not meant for sleeping, finding humor in the inappropriate, an uncanny sense of timing. Making people feel comfortable, understood, valued and loved.
Movies: I'm behind. Enjoy broad range but horror and sci-fi less than others. Indies and foreign a lot. Gravitate toward something that helps/makes me feel something, even if it's deep laughter like Airplane or Animal House. Can watch big musicals like Sound of Music over and over again and Annie Hall would make the top five DVDs I'd take on a desert island.
Shows: Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, High Maintenance, Homeland, Empire, SportsCenter, CBS This Morning, SNL, Last Week Tonight, Inside Amy Schumer. Not a big reality fan, CNN is the default.
Music: except for some rap, country and heavy metal, I'll listen to anything and love being exposed to new material. My go-to is classic rock, singer-songwriters and the best of jazz and blues.
Food: yes. Love to dine or dive and keep you company or clean up while you cook.