Creative, independent, transparent, healthy and caring woman. I'm self-reliant, secure, sometimes quiet, but social and interested in the many things listed above. I'm a good story teller, exuberant, often witty.
Activities I enjoy are reading, live theater, movies, gardening, travel, cooking and hiking. I volunteer at the library, at the Ceres Community Project (healthy food) helping with fundraisers and cooking, local theaters doing costume alterations, stage painting, sales, etc.
When I'm not engaged in activities I enjoy socializing with friends . I love ethnic cooking for the tasting and creative process. Finding new foods is one of the benefits of travel and a great reason for sharing meals with friends who also like to cook. I've enjoyed travel (Marquesas Islands, Amazon jungle, India, Arctic circle, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand) to spark my imagination and color my life. I've traveled most of Europe for the food, culture and change of scene. Last trip was 7 countries Berlin to Venice.
Interested, however I don't follow politics or world affairs everyday. I am environmentally aware, though not extreme.
When I listen to music, I enjoy variety -classical, jazz, popular, opera, alternative.
In meeting someone:
I'm open to the small steps that often lead to a larger commitment: friendship, just being around one another and seeing, feeling, what that time is like, mutual understanding, maybe more.
A level of intimacy including honesty, politeness, choosing compliments over criticism, and allowing that beauty and comfort don't necessarily equate to the most expensive item. I appreciate people who have healthy habits, are responsible, have a sense of order and make an effort to maintain friendships. I also value a sense of humor, willingness to compromise, knowledge, self reliance, attention to detail, as well as creativity on many levels.
I have a preference for social, flexible, and well-mannered friends and partners. I think that shared values are important, but understand the significance of tolerance and compromise.
I am fortunate to have a secure, rich life , but I miss having someone who misses me.