I begin this saga with the disclosure that the description of myself will be cast in the best possible light. Some of my better qualities: compassionate,, non-judgmental, unpretentious, passionate, spontaneity and loving. (Perhaps just a tad of contrariness.) :) If my friends or family were describing me, they would say I was attractive like Aphrodite and wiser than Athena. I have two MA degrees and a Culinary Arts degree. I have little if any baggage, no drama, drug abuse (never), financial or anger issues. I taught Political Sci. in secondary public school for 3 years prior to establishing my own businesses. I've served on several community service boards, wrote my own newspaper column, and continue to take courses whether in college or via video learning. I have traveled to most of the most important countries throughout the world. I live on acreage w/ lake that lends itself to growing a variety of tropical fruit trees, roses, plants, flowers and herbs - with much help. I have always been involved in charity work and as an example "nursed" both my father-in-law and mother in their declining years, in my home until their deaths. I've helped many students with college expenses, volunteered in an orphanage and many drug-abuse facilities, tutored several children with reading issues, acted as foster parent to two teen girls for a year. I have assisted young parents both through teaching courses (many of my students were court-ordered to attend) and individually. I'm a jack-of-all-trades in helping those less fortunate.
I lost my husband and long term magnificent marriage, both suddenly and tragically, nearly three years ago, It was once said, "When one door of happiness closes, another one opens." I have a daughter and her husband and two young grandsons, all of whom make me proud. I'm not very photogenic as my real self will portray, but feel that you will find my slender, 102 lbs. petite self esthetically pleasing especially when combined with my charm and "essence", :) BTW, confidence is a great trait!