36Alameda, United States
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My self-summary
Don't see the world as good guys and bad guys, just a bunch of people trying to do their best with what they got. Doesn't sound like a big woop but actually ends up being really important in the scheme of things.

Really wish that one of the search criteria on the "browse matches" thing was "loves job" cause I tend to connect with folks that are passionate about what they do. Fairly self-aware (INFJ - if that means anything to you) and actively work on being the best version of myself. I have a lot of drive not just in my professional life but in my own development. Usually pretty helpful if the person I'm dating has a passion, if only for the empathy that creates for another person with a passion. EQ is a big deal. I think a pretty big defining part of whomever I spend time with is whether or not they are strong enough to be vulnerable.

Just an fyi, my name isn't Nina but you can't get the ñ in a screen name, so my non-ethnic brethren often launch right in and I figured I'd help you out. Oh and the "Hey sexy" "Hi Baby" thing at the first go, also not a good starting ground. Just giving you the tips here. ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Grew up poor, first in my fam to go to college, be a professional, etc.; had amazing people in my life, got out of the hood. Learned that out wasn't enough and proceeded to learn how to do happy. Forever tangling joyously and gratefully with the concept of thriving.

And since I'm guessing this question was asking me the career thing. Love growing small non-profits into industry contenders. It's my favorite way to change the world. Well, that and growing people who are contenders into being comfortable with being a contender. I love young people, most of my work focuses on helping them get better access and be better leaders.
I’m really good at
Listening. Talking. Laughing. Cooking. Relaxing. Enjoying people. Being a nerd. Singing karaoke. Reading the emotional climate of a room. Being infinitely grateful for all my damn privilege and freedom. :)
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh pretty loud and love laughter. No really. I love, love, love, love laughter.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm definitely a creature of habit. So I like what I like and I delve often.

I do like me some good (and at times bad) tv. I crave specific episodes of The West Wing. The Women of Qumar, Noel, The Supremes, and Celestial Navigation are my favorite episodes (yes, it's that serious).

I have a soft spot for The Mindy Project. Yay for women of color actually being on TV and bless Shonda Rhimes and all the things that come from Shondaland.

Movies are good, but I find most tv writing can be much better with a greater diversity of characters. I'm a sucker for a comic book, sports, or sci fi movie. It's a terrible affliction really.

I absolutely love music. All genres - for the most part. I have a particular soft spot for RnB, Hip-Hop, Rock, Salsa and Bachata. (I guess I have many soft spots)

My favorite book is "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho. It's a fairytale about the intersection of your spirit, heart, and body told through the eyes of a prostitute. Ta-nehisi Coates is one of my favorite writers. I'm a reformed journalism student. I'm sad that journalism is what it is and think magazine writing does a better job of creating a accurate snapshot of events.
Six things I could never do without
My family (my brother and cousins rock, growing up around a lot of dudes makes you a different girl)
My friends (I'm blessed to have really amazing people in my world - this is not an exaggeration, kind of mind blowingly great people)
My culture/history/family story (we carry it with us)
My Droid (more for the music on it, but gotta love having a mini computer)
My career
A good laugh

So I'm sneaking #7 here, I'm grateful for the existence of Big Sur. It's breathtaking.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People and how they work. How blessed I am. What comes next. How to change the world. Why does bacon taste so good?
On a typical Friday night I am
I love a good dinner party. I'm often having friends over for a meal, a drink, and a laugh. Nothing makes me happier than creating a warm/fun night. And now that I'm living in the land of eternal warmth and sunshine, I throw a mean backyard party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can be a major navel gazer. I can lay in a park or on the beach and think and contemplate for marathon amounts of time. In fact, I just did that on a mountain top overlooking the ocean. Truly magical time on my own. I might be just a liiiiittle too happy with my independence but am genuinely working on it.
You should message me if
*you are self aware
*you don't always think you're right
*if you don't take yourself too seriously
*you got jokes
*you don't intend to send me a message that just says "Hey" or the ever more clever "Hey sexy/beautiful"
*don't get thrown off by someone with a lot of drive
*you have faced a fair amount of your own stuff and came out better for it on the other side.

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