45, Saint Petersburg, FL
I am a professor of counseling and human development at a small liberal arts college. When I am not teaching and mentoring my undergraduate students I love the the arts, dancing, travel, horses and doing anything out in nature. I am an avid reader and enjoy all types of music. I am liberal in my beliefs both politically and spiritually. I believe that open dialogue is more important than agreeing in these areas.
Important topics for me include:
Children. I was not medically able to have children, but love my niece and nephew and God children very much. Visiting them is very important to me as they all live out of state. I am open to being a step-parent.
In sickness and in health. If this is not a commitment you truly mean in your heart I am not the right person for you. I am a survivor. My doctors often call me the miracle. I will have more medical procedures in my future, but my illnesses do not define me, or limit me. They have taught me to not take life for granted and to live each day to the fullest.
Faith. I came from a mixed religion household. While I have followed my Catholic upbringing, I am open to all religious practices and beliefs. I do not believe in forcing my belief system on others. I attend church regularly but my faith practice also includes discussions with people of multiple faiths. I also strongly believe in a practice of service to others.
Family: I lost my mother when I was in college and I live far away from the rest of my family. I believe family is very important and I do travel a good bit to see mine.
Marriage: I made the mistake of marrying outside my faith and unfortunately that 16 year relationship ended in divorce. Because we were not married in the Catholic church I am not required to have the marriage annulled. I believe marriage takes work and commitment but I think it also takes humor and fun. Laughter is the best medicine in the tough times.
That is a little bit about me. There is a lot more if you are interested.