I am a very loving, caring, creative, and spiritual person. Those closest to me would describe me as kind, generous, social, humorous, 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 (all of which are grown and out of the house-- my daughter has two precious little girls and an adorable little boy). I also have two dogs and two 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 walking, reading, art, 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.