Well, I’m a little mid-western, a little northeastern, and a little southern too. I grew up in Ohio and have since lived in Manhattan, Nashville, Manhattan (again), Atlanta, Philadelphia, Princeton (NJ), and now Charlotte. I’m grateful for the chance to have lived in all of those places. I met some incredible people and had some amazing experiences.
I moved to NC with my children three years ago and we are all beautifully settled into our lives here. Most of my family lives locally and I’m thankful to have a strong, healthy connection with them. My kids keep me happily (that’s an understatement) busy. There is room for more, though.
I enjoy taking care of myself through exercise and healthy eating. Running is my ‘thing.’ After years on streets or treadmills, I’ve discovered trail running and am hooked! I mix in some cycling, weights, and Pilates to keep things balanced. I aim for one or two half-marathons a year. It’s a fun way to travel a bit and to catch up with friends. I love being close to the water. I grew up sailing and skiing and am happy to be doing both again (and sharing those experiences with my kids). I am dabbling in golf (my son took lessons so I figured I should too!) and hope to get back into tennis (I played competitively in high-school but would need lessons to feel comfortable on the court after so long!).
Staying connected to the people in my life is important. I value time with my friends, new and old, whether we are grabbing a coffee or a cocktail, a movie or a concert, or simply chatting on the phone or on our front porches with a nice glass of wine. Quiet time is also essential -- getting lost in a good book, good music, a home project, or just soaking in the moment. I like to balance casual time with the fun of occasionally getting dressed up and heading out.
Miscellaneous: Beaches are amazing any time of year, and sometimes actually better in the off-season. Overseas travel is great but there are incredible places to visit here as well. Fall means football – I’m not a die-hard fan of any one team; I just love the game and the fun of watching it with good friends. Magazines (for some reason I read them back to front). U2 (first concert in junior high), Coldplay, Jason Mraz, The Avett Brothers, Michael Franti, Sunlounger, and all other kinds of music from cello to pop (thanks to my kids’ musical inclinations!).
Others describe me as kind and trustworthy, easy-going and open-minded. I’m not a comic but do love to laugh. I’m not a loud extrovert but do love trying new things and meeting new people. I would love to meet someone who is thoughtful and honest… who can ‘do’ for others and accept someone ‘doing’ for him… who takes care of himself but knows how to have fun, too… who likes to get out there and also to just stay in… Simple qualities and good chemistry…
So that’s a snapshot of me. It’s so much easier to do this live but I'm hopeful that it is possible to find great people through Match, too. If you'd like to meet and see if there's a connection to build a friendship or, perhaps, a relationship, drop me a note.