The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about a lot of things, and it would be difficult to narrow it down here. I think life is meant to be lived not looked forward to, and I enjoy doing, learning, experiencing and feeling lots of new things. I have been able to travel a lot, and that has really enriched my life.
I typically spend my leisure time
That depends on how much I have, which usually is not much. I enjoy traveling to new places, reading, camping (in my motorhome), watching TV, napping on a Saturday afternoon with the stereo playing some old Rock music, going to the movies, and playing with my oldest grandson, who is 8 years old.
The most influential person in my life has been
That is a difficult question, because I am attracted to a lot of different qualities in a man. Of course, physical and emotional chemistry, whatever that means, is first and foremost, above any other characteristic. I admire intelligence and hard work, am attracted to musical or artistic abilities, and need to be able to communicate with him on a deep level -- like soulmates.
The first thing people notice about me
Usually people can pick up on my intelligence fairly quickly. I am educated, perceptive, and can see all sides of most issues. I do not flaunt my education or intelligence, but it is an abiding part of who I am.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The last book I read was Outlander. It was a historical romance set during both WWII and the 1700's in Scotland, England and France (sort of time travel concept). I enjoyed both the lusty romance and the historical events which I recognized as being factual, as well as the intrique, action, adventure and danger.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My family, including my daughter and grandsons
- My many blessings and happiness with my life
- My professional success
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I am very quiet in social situations, a true introvert. So people read that as "cold" when really I am very interested and thoughtful, just watching and thinking...
Friends Describe me as
Generous, Hard Working, Intelligent, Quiet
A little more about me
I believe I am well balanced in my life, and do not work to the exclusion of all pleasure like I did when I was younger. I work 7 days a week but make time every day for something I enjoy. Life is unpredictable, and every day is for living, not waiting for something better to come along.