From a message I wrote a couple of a years ago to a family man who thought I was not playful enough because I refused to become his temporary lover:
"In this roller coaster called life the only thing that really matters to me it's my freedom, body and soul.
I wouldn't sacrifice one minute of it but for someone whom I trust, who doesn't act impulsively and knows exactly what he wants from me: a couple life, with children in perspective. Love at first sight leads to whimsical actions, and I'm well over the period "live for now, life is short, then we'll see". I want to have a real home and feel sheltered. I lived on two different continents and on the Caribbean sea, without counting the months I spent in Portugal, Turkey or Uruguay, I lived fully and had all kinds of experiences, bitter and sweet. I am looking for serenity, stability, the calm of an active, balanced life. No drama, no fools' games and without having anything to hide from anyone.
I am strong but fragile, and if I don't take care of myself, no one would, this is what is expected from a woman who made it alone and in shape at 39, that she could take all the blows and keep standing."