First, you should know right away that I am not 38, I am 41. However, at age 41, I age out of searches and miss out on the kind of guys I want to meet as most men cap their search at 40. This means I've been getting men in their 50s and 60s instead of men in their 30s or 40s. Men in their 50s and 60s are just too old for me. If you meet me, you'll understand this a little more. I prefer to meet men who have never been married, have no children and live in the Austin area (Round Rock, Georgetown are okay). I do not date men who consider themselves politically liberal.
On the outside, my life can appear like a glamorous and frivolous pink whirlwind filled with parties and cute outfits by nature of what I do for a living and some of my personal interests. While I am a very social person and I enjoy a great event and wearing fun clothes, I am also a hard worker and an occasional homebody who enjoys a deep and meaningful one-on-one conversation. I have a depth beyond my fluffy exterior. When push comes to shove, I buck up and do what's needed in a crisis. If you mean something to me, I'll be the one holding your hand through your darkest day without judgement when everyone else has backed away from the tough stuff.
It would feel great to be with a man who can appreciate an independent woman yet also understands an independent woman feels happiest with a strong, caring, masculine man in her life. In business and work, I have to be driving and put up a strong front. However, in a relationship, it feels great to let my guard down and just be the girl and let the guy be the guy. I feel most at ease in a relationship when a man does the pursuing because I like being a girl.
As for my career, I spent the first part of my adult life working in the television news business as both an on-air reporter and a producer. I've met every major presidential candidate since the 1996 election, I was there with the National Guard as they plucked people off of roofs during Hurricane Katrina and I was in Pasadena when Vince Young (the Real Heisman) made that game-winning play. Those are just some of the many experiences my career afforded me. I have been shaped by those many experiences into a person of depth and understanding who can handle a lot more of life's tough stuff than most, mostly because I've seen it or heard it all.
Television gave me a front-row seat to the world. My last full-time gig in TV also gave me the the opportunity to spend lots of time around entrepreneurs and I, too, caught the be-your-own-boss bug. In 2009, I formed my own LLC, a public relations and television production company based here in Austin. Now, it's fun to call the shots and set my own schedule. I am very happy to have created a great life for myself. Now, it would feel great to share it with someone.