I met this totally rad chick on Saturday night. Her name is Lisa, she’s from a small town in the panhandle of Florida and attended the University of West Florida (I rated her an 8). She was partying in Orlando with two girlfriends. Here’s why I thought she was remarkable. Lisa joined the Navy and is heading to bootcamp on Monday. I asked her why she joined the Navy and she said because she wanted to see the world and get out of her small town. Most of her friends were married or engaged and some even had kids. In fact, Lisa has a twin sister who is already divorced AND has a kid. Lisa is 22. None of her friends were rich or on the path to wealth. She knew that if she maintained the status quo her life could be the same.
(Yeah, that’s right, I threw up a pic of Brit hott Catherine Bell, aka Lt Colonel Sarah Mackenzie from JAG. She’s not even Navy, she’s Marine Corp, so sue me. )
I thought this was an incredible piece of self-realization for someone her age and in
her environment. I’ve met plenty of girls out on the scene where this was their reality: Small town, get married, have kids, settle down, age 22. Lisa figured out that she wanted more.
Lisa is gorgeous, so I imagine she must have had plenty of guys from that town trying to lock her down in relationships and get her knocked up. She identified a goal, made a plan, and took action. I found this very attractive, and it makes me rethink my earlier stance on ambition for women not being a significant attractor. Lisa is the coolest girl I’ve met in 2008 by a wide margin, and most of it was due to her intangibles, her self-realization and her ambitions.
I must admit, I wanted to give her a good patriotic bonking before she shipped out. It would be un-American not to feel this way.
Navy Gal, I wish you the best of luck and a safe journey. Don’t get knocked up before you see the world!