07/27/2010 11:42 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Does He Even Exist?

At the age of 27 I was nowhere near ready for marriage or even dating anyone seriously. I'd been in a long-term relationship, which ended because I needed to find out who I was and what I wanted.

At the time I needed to live life on my own, and without any help. Being highly independent and somewhat controlling, I really wanted to find out my life's purpose, and through that I began working at People's Revolution, which inevitably became my lifestyle. While most of my friends were getting married, I was more focused on my career and where I personally was going. I was raised to never rely on anyone and be independent; at times, however, my family has asserted that I took their words too much too heart.

But I can remember my mother always saying, "Never rely on anyone else supporting you, as you never know what life has in store and what will happen." With my own tenacity and these words that have been drilled into my head, I knew I was destined for something great. As I watched my friends settle into marriage, I chose a different life, one that was fast-paced and filled with drama, chaos, passion and lots of magic.

Approaching year six at People's Revolution, I've finally achieved many of my goals in both life and career, and I'm ready to focus on meeting a guy. It's not so easy: when I was in my 20s meeting guys was simpler and I was a little less critical. At this point in my life I'm looking for something specific and my "Prince Charming," but the question is, does this person even exist? I have many friends in their early 30s who share the same experiences, and they are all beautiful, smart, successful, interesting. So why is it so difficult?

These are questions I'm looking to explore with weekly postings here about my own experiences and those of some of the most amazing women I have had the pleasure of meeting.

The only thing we're all looking for is a true life partner, not just a husband. Looking for love in your 30s results in some fascinating stories--both adventures and misadventures--all of which will for sure be memorable with a little comedy, drama, and lots of romance. Hopefully you'll get some sort of reassurance that it's not just you.

I look forward to sharing a bit of my life on a weekly basis with the help of my friends and their stories.