My friends describe me as strong, self confident and funny. I am an independent person who doesn't always do things in conventional ways. I am a special education teacher, having made a mid life career change. After 25 years working with computers, the last 10 in Silicon Valley, I decided to pursue a long standing desire to teach. Along with the career change, I adopted my two girls (ages 8 & 11). I love to be outdoors and love the ocean and almost any water sport. In my free time I ride horses with my girls, play with our dogs, garden, read and cook. I've had the opportunity to travel a great deal and plan to continue travelling with my girls.A successful relationship for me is one in which two people blend their lives. to make a partnership. While likely maintaining some seperate interests, being together is something that we treasure and protect with our time, energy and commitment. My match will have a great sense of humor and value the ability to laugh at life's frequent absurdities.