To stand in front of 70 musicians and singers and lead them all through 3 hours of opera, you must know what you want and know how to get it. Same with leading software development. I'm demanding, opinionated, and stubborn, with just a touch of selfishness thrown in.
And ... I'm a teddy bear. ;-) Funny, good-natured, fiercely loyal and protective of my people; musicians have told me I'm more fun than anyone else they've worked with. My friend Amy calls me the "biggest music geek" she's ever met. Who knows if by biggest she was referring to my knowledge of music or my height? The geek part fits, either way.
I love socializing with my friends, and meeting new people. I'm rarely at a loss for words, but first I listen.
I'm educated and well traveled on 6 continents (only Antarctica left to conquer!); I was once interviewed on national TV in France (ask me why). I'm passionate about food, languages, history, psychology, music, film, theatre, travel, people, new experiences ... and passion.
I inherited my father's generosity and my mother's love of all animals. I grew up boating on the Chesapeake Bay. I once had a small speaking role in a major Bollywood film. I've toured North Korea. I make a decent Poulet au Vin Jaune avec Morilles. Once I drove across America alone in just over three days (the secret is Mountain Dew).
I have an antique Steinway grand piano that was played by the composer Arthur Sullivan while he was working on The Pirates of Penzance -- a fun fact which I only accidentally discovered years after acquiring the piano!
Let's talk about *you* now ;-)
You are a lover -- in all senses of the word. You love life, you love yourself, you love sex, you love love. You're looking for one great man with whom to share your everything, no holding back, no facades.
You're adventurous. The idea of visiting new lands, eating new foods, meeting new people, experiencing new cultures stirs something deep within you. You'll try most anything, once ;-)
You're radient. You have a feminine energy that you express in everything you do.
You are a giver. You've learned that the greatest joys in life come from giving and that, paradoxically perhaps, givers get given to the most.
You're ambitious. You want a great man as a partner in life's great mystery, maybe a mentor to help you achieve your next-level dreams, but you're not looking for a trust fund large enough to let you tune out for the rest of your life.
As the poet Rumi put it:
"A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight."