Honest, kind, compassionate, intelligent, very fit and well balanced lady. I grew up in a rural farm area where I learned the value of hard work and was instilled with core characteristics of honesty, integrity, and respect for others. Experience has been my greatest teacher on the truly important things in life and it is not “things”. It is the people we surround ourselves with, all the "things" we have in life can be replaced but none of the people in our lives can be replaced. Recently returned to the US from the developing world where I served for 2.5 years as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. Did lots of valuable work and survived plenty of hardships, but perhaps the more challenging task has been adjusting to the land of plenty and excess. We really do live in an amazing country.
After being single for many years and doing my own work I am open to what unfolds. I would like to find someone who is unique and special - and if the chemistry is right, a long term relationship...evolving from a remarkable beginning that we make...to further commitment over time. Believe everything is about building relationships with others and life is how we see it. Laughter is critical for me in a relationship-way too much of life is serious.
Not looking for Mr. “Right” but someone who is authentic and someone I can be authentic with. Believe that honest communication is the most important thing in a relationship and that communication requires both talking and listening. I am able to take care of myself and want you to be able to do the same. I work hard at taking care of myself emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially and desire a relationship with someone who shares the importance of doing the same.
My life has been built around being active. Have run marathons, lots of long distance road bicycling, skydiving, sailing, mountain climbing, hiking and always looking for the next great adventure. Love to learn new things, always growing.
I do not play games, life is too short. Also, believe in being fair-you have seen my pictures and they are current. If you would like me to reply please make sure you have a current picture posted-it's only fair. I look forward to the opportunity of connecting with you and if not, all the best on your journey.
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile, and best of luck in your search.