That's me right now, regrouping my life since I've returned to St. Louis. I have been a scientist for over fifteen years, taught chemistry and physics at a community college for two years, and a quality control chemist for two years. Science has been a big part of my life because it explains the hows and whys of the world. My love of learning and the lab has probably kept me in academia longer than most, but my personal goal was always to get the PhD.
Now I am looking down what road I want to travel. I am looking for a job where I can use my knowledge, get paid reasonably well at it, and feel like I have some responsibility. Teaching wasn't it for me. I know that I work better with small groups of people, and I enjoy studying the variables that go into an experiment. I love doing new things that people haven't done before, and I like controlling the direction where a project leads. I like people to take the time and show me how something works. I know I am not the best self-starter. Found that out from being a teacher.
Update: I am currently volunteering in my former mentor's lab, working on electrochemistry and tether enzymes to gold. It's looking like the biotechnology route will be the way to go. I'll be taking biotech courses this fall, and then a possible internship. I am teaching part-time for meramec community college. So, yes I AM EMPLOYED!
There is still so much I want out of life, but it looks like I may have to wait to experience what I want. I am fine with that. I like to travel, and see new places and experience different cultures. These are definitely on my things on my to do list.
I am looking for someone that is into hanging out and having fun. I want someone that enjoys being out side and working out. Some things I like to do around town are: play some pool, hit a comedy club, or just grab some good food and enjoy a nice conversation. I try to keep things simple and relaxed as much as I can and love being around people that enjoy the same things.
I am shy, dry humored, sarcastic, and I persevere. What you see is what you get with me, and it does take a while for my sense of humor to warm up. I like to immerse myself in the moment, whether it is listening to music, or being with somebody.