Hello/goodbye (ciao/shalom for now)
What do I want to communicate “about me”?
I am a “closet” vegetarian meaning I prefer vegetables and such but every now and then have fish/chicken (2x a year I eat lamb-love lamb). I am “midway moderate” when it comes to food choice, but liberal in my politics.
I like challenges (crave?) and always searching for them. Had my son and was a single mom. A very big challenge. Went to grad school at the same time- ‘til all the balls in the air started falling. So quit my job –went to school full time. Graduated age 50ish - became unemployed.
Then took up quilting. Became employed again.
Couldn’t just run (started at 62), had to constantly do longer (and better, if I could) until I was pushed (challenged by my niece) to try to do the marathon (she dropped out because of an injury) I plugged on (and I do mean plugged). Did the NYC Marathon at 65. Now knee doctor says no more running.
I try to live my life with as much laughter as possible. It fills the air with the most beautiful sound. If someone needs help, then I always want to be there to offer the help.
I have traveled some, both far and near, but not nearly as much as I'd like. I would love to revisit Tuscany (or any Italy), and Spain and Hawaii where I have yet to visit. Lived in Thailand (Peace Corps) for a few years........ and am again feeling the wanderlust bug. But I would like to have a buddy/partner in crime along.
Books…I tend toward good fiction (totally subjective). Non-fiction-any and all books about the brain (new discoveries, anything by Oliver Sachs) and books like Freakonomics etc. etc.
Music....classical/C hamber and, of course, folk. I sing in a chorus.
I am pretty active and try to do something every day. I practice yoga and am a certified chair yoga instructor. I love to walk and walk anywhere/anytime, NYC being at my doorstep and with someone to share is even better.
I love New York, but it is not the only great place to live, so I can very easily relocate if the stars align and everything is right.
I am an artist with a history in several media. Most recently quilt artist (smaller art quilts for wall hanging). I have blown glass/oiled canvas/made furniture/printed from blocks etc. I am now trying photography.
It would be wonderful to do all this and still learn so much more with a sharing and caring friend. So if you would like to join me for the ride, please let me know.