Creative, independent, healthy woman. I'm self-reliant, secure, social, transparent and interested in the many things listed above. I'm told I'm a good story teller and writer, exuberant, often witty.
Retirement offers me the possibility of filling my life with activity and people I enjoy. I meet varied and interesting people through volunteering.
I love 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 to spark my imagination and color my life (Marquesas Islands, Amazon jungle, Peru, India, Arctic circle, Costa Rica, Thailand) and for the food, culture and change of scene (most of Europe). Last trip was 7 countries Berlin to Venice.
My volunteering is often related to cooking or theater. Reading, gardening, creative sewing and walking are some pastimes I enjoy. I don't have a TV, though I enjoy movies. I'm a night owl, but I don't really sleep late.
Interested, however I don't follow politics or world affairs everyday. I am environmentally aware, though not extreme.
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. Willing to relocate 56 miles.
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 notice and value an artistic flair in dress and personal living space.
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.