I am an active person, whom you will never find just sitting on the couch. I believe in the adage "Give yourself permission to let your life surprise you." With this in mind my interests are varied but travel and writing are what inspire me. I look for beauty in the world around me, this has led to a love of poetry and photography. In addition to my appreciation of art I enjoy being outside, whether it is hiking, biking, or jogging. I consider myself an independent woman, as a homeowner and an educator, who values education. I believe in being financially responsible and living within one's means. I am an honest and fair person and I am looking for a man who can offer the same.