I've had a varied life; lived in Chicago, Toronto and Vancouver, and travelled a fair bit before having my kids (2) who are now grown and on their own. No grandkids yet. I like trying new things, exploring new places, meeting new people, road trips anywhere, history and nature documentaries, Mad Men, peonies, the smell of freshly cut wood, basmati rice, books, net-surfing. So many more adventures I'd like to do, but I'm not inclined to do alone, such as horseback riding, sailing, kayaking. I love being outdoors. fair-weather camping, walking, gardening or the seawall and value quality of life without overindulgence. Flash and Superficiality, take a pass. Although I have long ago overcome my shyness and can handle most social situations gracefully, I'm more of an introvert at heart. I'm open minded and non-judgmental and expect my partner to be similar. It would be nice (although unrealistic) if we agreed on everything (politics, religion - or lack of - ) but I don't want to be converted to your viewpoint on EVERYTHING, thanks. :) Mutual respect is paramount.
I'm fairly easy-going and casual, although not a slob. I'm quite protective of my time and privacy, and yet excited about what direction my life will take in this next Phase. Hard to make plans for everything, without the road-map on board, which can be a good thing! Although I am still working, I'm trying to figure out how to ease into the last chapter which might include a warmer clime in the winter and more travel in general.
I'm finding this process (POF'ing) alternately fascinating, exhausting, mystifying, disappointing, and horrifying. It's hard to "advertise" oneself accurately, yet still attract a realistically potential partner. I've been looking off/on for several years and given up several times - thinking that I'd meet someone the "good old-fashioned way", but obviously haven't - yet. I'm happy on my own, but life would be so much sweeter with the right partner.
Thanks for reading, and if you think we may have some common interests to enjoy, drop a note, please!