Empathic, sweet, strong (emotionally and physically), nice (too nice), creative (love to make things, interior design, and write creatively), intelligent (Harvard grad and high school teacher), beautiful, and athletic (Love to run, lift weights, swim, bike, and I was a wrestler throughout high school and college).
Things that make me smile: friends, a good sarcastic joke, my students, my kitties, getting stuff organized.
Most proud of: getting master’s, writing my book (memoir, published by Simon and Schuster), wrestling, staying strong through life’s changes, thriving for over 5 years as a teacher in an urban public school.
Grateful for: my lovely home (it's a beautiful condo in Dorchester), my neighborhood, friends, coworkers, students, health, wealth (I grew up poor, so I feel wealthy by comparison now), happiness, life, peace of mind, healthcare, and freedom.
Looking for someone who: makes me laugh, I can have really good sex with, surprises me, works hard towards their goals but still has time to share little and big things with me, takes care of their health and enjoys physical activity. Someone who is not boring or really shy… someone creative and artistic who understands and appreciates diverse people…. Someone beautiful…
I like to have time alone, but also need social events (whether talking on the phone or going out) to keep me connected. My social life is limited by my work as a teacher- I have to go to bed pretty early on weeknights during the school year. However, I love going to happy hour with teachers on Fridays after school, or meeting up with a teacher friend and having a beer, grading, and going to the gym, not necessarily in that order. I love going out dancing or to live shows sometimes, but I also love just meeting up for dinner or a drink, or staying in, talking, reading, or watching a movie.
Things that make me laugh out loud include ridiculous texts, my cats, my friends, my students, and a really good book or movie.
I am looking for a relationship with someone special who excites me and helps me grow. I am open to short-term dating, long term dating, and seeing where the relationship takes us. I spent about 11 years in long term relationships, so I think I'm fairly good at them, and I've learned a lot from every relationship I've been in, whether short or long. I've also spent a lot of time not being in relationships, so I'm comfortable being on my own, too.
I'm passionate about teaching, learning, staying healthy, trying new things, traveling, and continuing to grow and give to others as well as myself. And keeping life a little bit punk rock.