I grew up in NE Ohio and moved away 15 years ago. I recently moved back after stints in NC, NJ and the last 8 years in Chicago. My entire family is here, so I am really happy to be back near them and to connect with old friends.
I guess I am a combination of modern career woman mixed with female traditionalist. I have a demanding job, but it doesn’t define me and I work hard to keep life in balance. I am a “wanna be Martha Stewart” as I get a lot of joy from decorating my home, gardening and making the yard beautiful, and cooking entertaining friends and family. I really appreciate the finer things in life, but am often equally happy with simple pleasures.
I’m pretty easy going and have a wide array of other interests. I love to travel – beaches, mountains, Europe, cruises – I can pack and be ready to go quickly! I like to workout, mostly cardio and weight training. I like movies, but not necessarily violent or overly sad ones. I like to be entertained, not disturbed or brought to tears. I love wine and have good friends who have recently moved to San Fran – great to visit them and do wine country. I also love convertibles, naps, NYC, spicy food, a dry sense of humor, Browns or Indians games, concerts, Ohio City, my Irish heritage, classic rock to classical music………
I’m looking for that combination of compatibility and chemistry. I would like to meet someone who is accomplished professionally, but shares my view that we work to live, not the other way around. I get really turned off by overly pretentious people. Being family oriented is also extremely important. I am very close to my parents, siblings, and live for my nieces and nephews. I really like to have fun and would like to be with someone who likes to go out and do things, but is equally happy to hang out with me at home, watching a movie and sipping Cabernet, Scotch, Yuengling – you fill in the blank. I never had my own kids, but love them. I am extremely open to a relationship with someone who has kids and understand the need to balance the priorities of pursuing a relationship while raising children. There is much more, but if you think we look good on paper and you like my picture, drop me a line!