I recently retired after having worked in non-profits serving seniors for 32 years. This was much more than a job to me - it was my life's work. The rest of my life has just begun! My daughter attends NYU and the rest of my family is in Houston so most of my travels center around being with those I love..
I volunteer for my Temple, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and the Santa Barbara Film Festival. I am on State Street Ballet's Guild and I am an appointed Parks and Recreation Commissioner for my City. This role in my community means a lot to me. I am a very active life long learner and love my local library.
I Jazzercise religiously and long walks on the beach and in the mountains are a regular part of my life. I am not in a hurry and enjoy the journey. I love the sun and it thrills me to watch it rise and set. I enjoy the sounds of nature - bird songs and the cry of wolf packs in Yellowstone. Behind my home are the mountains and in front of me stretches the Pacific and the Channel Islands. This takes my breath away countless times every day. I know how lucky I am to call Santa Barbara my home.
I have absolutely no intentions of watching life go by sitting on the side lines or at the computer. I live each day of my life grateful for all the many blessings I have.
In April 2012, I was a March of the Living Tour LA Adult Delegate. I spent a week in Poland studying the Shoah and then a week in Israel. Since then I have done 2 summer teacher intensives at the Houston Holocaust Museum. The history of my people and my grandparents from Russia and Poland mean the world to me.
I have lived in Santa Barbara 35 years and was born and raised in Houston. My life is 2 open books. I am 63 and I am not ashamed of it! So my age, height and weight are really me. I still believe in love and honor and know that God is always watching me. I have a wonderful, rich and full life. It would be nice to share it with some one.
Lastly, it is important to me to buy locally, think globally and purchase "Made in America" whenever possible. My life is filled with the traditions, values and customs of my faith that define who I am.