I am a loving, caring, creative, and spiritual person. Those closest to me would describe me as kind, generous, social, and bubbly. I am petite, shapely, yet slender. I'm in search of the RIGHT person, and believe that having a similar background is important in a relationship because I have never had that before. I am blessed with a wonderful family, two parents, a married sister, three terrific kids (two of which are grown and out of the house-- my daughter has two precious little girls and an adorable little boy), and one amazing eighteen-year-old son who lives with me, but will be going off to college in the fall. I also have two dogs and cats, plus many great friends. I have been a published writer for over twenty years, teach college, and am almost done with my doctorate. Someone emotionally stable, happy, easy-going and open-minded would be really nice. If he also loves nature, walking, reading, gardening, yard sales, coffee, dining at restaurants, movies, and travel, it would be an added bonus. My hope is to find a lover and best friend to grow old with. I do realize, however, that no one is perfect.