I went to grad school to focus on education for at-risk students, and feverishly wrote papers on resiliency of non-traditional education. Worked a number of years and lost touch with my focus. And then I went back to school for yet another grad degree: I got my master's in counseling and started a new career as a therapist. I love my job.. My clients are affiliated with Massachusetts DMH. I'm continually hopeful that recovery from mental illness is possible.
I'm deeply happy, self-actualized, and give love each day. I highly value social intelligence - kindness/generosity, empathy, tenderness. I smile widely and laugh frequently - life is a satire when you're at peace with the world. My sense of humor is a cool mix of dry/clever/witty and physical farce (Danny Kaye, Harold Lloyd). I enjoy humor embedded in professional and private situations.
I'm not perfect, and I don't expect you to be either. Actually, we're all works in progress... I enjoy seeing others improve, grow, and change. You know how some people grow apart? That would never happen with me... We'd keep it interesting.
NOTE: just because I don't mention traveling, adventure, or whatever it is you like doesn't mean I don't partake. Ask me!