Seriously, I hope you are all doing well. I'm a Chicago resident, been living here nearly 9 years now. I am originally from the northern Illinois suburbs, where my parents still live. I went to both undergraduate and law school here in Chicago and have been licensed to practice law for about a year and a half. I work downtown at a small firm. My cases vary but I practice mainly real estate and family law.
I grew up partly in Japan and Hawaii as a kid before moving to Illinois. I love to travel. I have traveled around Europe a bunch, as recently as last year for six weeks, and it is in the back of my mind a lot.
I believe in giving back to your community. I used to be a lot more politically active but I still do legal pro bono work from time to time which I find rewarding.
I'll leave the rest to your questions. I do want to put out there that I am aware that a lot of women in OkCupid get blasted with a lot of messages from creepy men. That really is saddening. However, I hope it does not sour your opinions on other people on this site and your willingness to meet someone new.