A few “must haves” in my life: family and friends, my Kindle (recent favorite reads include Malcolm Galdwell’s David and Goliath and David Baldacci’s King and Maxwell), sunshine, my Trek bike, and a piece of Green and Black’s dark chocolate. And Hugs. If I am glad to see you, you get an instant hug. Friends say that I am clever with words and that fun things, like impromptu adventures, happen when I am around. When I am happy, I sparkle. I am comfortable holding hands in public and sharing my thoughts. I am smart enough to know that there is still a lot to learn in life.
It’s no wonder that I love to travel so much. Every trip I take is full of remarkable experiences that create such indelible memories. Perhaps you have also been to London and stood in the middle of the Millennial Bridge at night staring at Big Ben or to Alaska and seen humpback whales breach? Please don’t misunderstand me. I get just as much pleasure from being out on the water in a sailboat, canoe or paddleboard along the coast of Maine or down the Saco River, riding my bike on a country road or snowshoeing through the woods. In my town there is a waterfront park with an iconic lighthouse where I can sit up on the rocks overlooking the ocean and watch ferryboats, lobster boats and sloops go by. Add a chicken wrap as a picnic lunch and I am a happy camper.
I have always loved theater. Be it drama, comedy or musicals, I’m interested in seeing them all. My season’s tickets to a local repertoire company, the Good Theater, not only provides me with quality theater but also allows me to indulge my eclectic tastes with fascinating lectures ranging from black holes to Winslow Homer.
I also like to scour the local newspapers for estate auctions that sell the contents of old homes and barns. There is nothing so satisfying as looking at something and seeing its potential: buying a dingy table, refinishing it, cutting down the legs and ending up with the perfect side table. I like the idea that old furniture has hidden stories of past lives. Have you ever thought about re-purposing something to give it a new life?
I may live in Maine but I grew up in Newton so I’m a city girl at heart. Since most of my family lives in Boston, many week-ends you’re likely to find me cruising down I-95 into the city. Meeting a wonderful man from the Boston area would be just fine with me. I’d relocate for love in a heartbeat, and I’d consider it a bonus if you love travel as much as I do.
I yearn for a man who is passionate about something: love, family, work or whatever it is that brings him joy and satisfaction. I am confident that we can share our passions in a loving relationship.