I'm a musician, teacher, performer and lots of other things that don't really end in "er".
I don't know if we're the sum of our experiences, but as I look back at various jobs and roles I've had, it's been really interesting. Among other things, I've been:
- A Domino's Pizza delivery driver
- An orchestral flutist
- Library assistant
- A paper delivery girl
- A server
- A roller coaster operator
- Keyboard player in an Afro-pop band
- Girl Scout leader
- Horse barn manager and riding instructor
- A church soloist
- A facilitator in anti-oppression trainings
- An opera conductor
- An opera singer
- A marching band drill instructor
- A wedding singer
- A marine mammal educator at Seaworld
- A visiting lecturer at a University
- A special needs teacher
- A photographer
And back to something closer to the present....
Eight years ago, I left my home and career back in Boston in the States to live and study here in London. I finished my master's degree in music theatre and have been paying my rent in all sorts of interesting ways. When I'm not working (work is hella interesting though), I'm outside, playing frisbee (though not as much since I've arrived in London), walking around London, or thinking up practical jokes to play on people. I also love traveling and prefer a backpack to a suitcase and hostels to hotels. Though maybe I should grow up a bit, I don't know.
Contributing to the well being of the world is important to me. Doing, making and creating art and things that are meaningful and benefit others is important to me. Shaking up the status quo is important too, whether it's shaking it up in my own life, or how I see things.
I aspire to be worthy of giving a TED talk, though I'm not sure I would take them up if they offered.
I'm pretty liberal too.
I am wondering, wandering, and looking that way.