I'm looking forward to an active and adventurous "next chapter" in my life and hoping to find an interesting, lively, sensitive man to share new experiences. I've been kept young through my daily contact with 11/12 year olds as a middle school teacher. I enjoy my younger colleagues and really do subscribe to the theory that "you're only as old as you feel." My 2 young adult children refuse to entertain the notion of Mom as any thing but youthful (relatively) and we share a lot of great times. Family is very important to me, as are friendships. I have many friends of diverse backgrounds and I have put a lot of energy into maintaining those friendships over many years. I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, reading, scrabble, crossword puzzles, movies, theatre, walking and the ocean. I love to cook, and also think good restaurants are a delight. Since retiring in June I have been enjoying the freedom to travel and explore new interests. I hope to meet a man who wants to share an exciting future!!