I'm searching for "my Michelle Obama":
An honest, brilliant, charming, educated, classy, down-to-earth, gorgeous, intellectually-curious woman, willing to be vulnerable enough to be loved, and able to spiritually support a man doing amazing things.
A woman who can stimulate every element of my being, who is going to challenge me as much as I challenge myself. My biggest spiritual supporter, who will allow me to grow, learn, love, and evolve as the person and companion I am meant to be, and welcomes the opportunity of a man who wants to do the same for her.
An affectionate, emotionally-secure woman, who is comfortable in the spotlight, lights up a room with laughter, has opinions and is eager to express them, and gets a kick out of a nice Aaron Sorkin-esque dialogue about anything.
A confident woman who after an evening of charming a room full of dignitaries while rocking a Donna Karan, can kick off the shoes throw on jeans and a tank top, hold her own in a discussion that drifts between existentialism, the greatest Michael Jackson song of all time and why Nikki Minaj must be stopped, sip wine, bowl a strike, laugh with me when I slip on my butt and talk trash.
Are you that woman?
Well what the heck are you waiting on?! Drop me a line and lets compare notes on how we're going to take this world by storm while blasting U2 with the top down!
I've spent the past 6 years building a nonprofit corporation that is heavily involved in the formation of public policy and the empowerment of typically disenfranchised citizens. It was supposed to be a 7-month project, and I was supposed to have returned to that Ivy League campus and finished my studies by now, but life has a way of charting its own course. (Woody Allen: "Want to see God laugh? Show him your plans.") I'm privileged in that I get to wake up every morning pursuing my passion, and I've been told that I'm pretty awesome at it…just check out my reviews on Yelp! (Inside joke). It requires the best of my intellect, work ethic, creative energy and charm. Some think I get a high off the power, but really I'm addicted to the "strategery." (Will Ferrell = comedic god!) Altering the scales of power is a chess-match and I savor being at the table.
I'm an ENTJ - highly analytical, decisive, passionate, energetic, dynamic, have a solution to every problem, and see no challenge that cannot be overcome. I'm in a constant state of learning, so few things provide me more fulfillment than an intellectual conversation. Have it over a plate of great food, mixed in with some banter and laughter, and I'm hooked.
My friends describe me as a devoted person. I take commitment, willingness to sacrifice, responsibility to community, and the burden of leadership seriously. (Blame it on the Jesuits!) I spend every day selflessly trying to change the world (somebody's got to do it!) and I constantly bounce between believing I want a partner in the effort (a real Michelle Obama-type), or a woman who can pull me away from it all to offer a different element. I see the benefits of both, and I've seen both beautifully in action.
About that other element, I now make it a priority to find the time to focus on my personal life. I'm less apt to spend a Friday night on my laptop filling out a grant application or writing a memo than I am at a sushi restaurant, play or comedy club. Los Angeles is a great place to rediscover the importance of living life, and I'm looking for a partner. Care to join me?