I have worked as a public school teacher in NYC for 25 years. I retired in November 2012, and now I live in Charlotte, NC. I am an animal lover. I have three cats and a German Shepherd Dog. I am a healthy and active retiree. I work out three times a week at the gym, and during the summer I do water aerobics in our swimming pool. My motto is: Carpe diem (Seize the day).