I'm still finding my passion in life. I've committed myself to research, even after having a rough graduate experience. I've always been about materials and chemistry. I think that's my passion and I think I'm about to be a part of something good. And if if it doesn't work out, I'll keep on looking. I remember loving being a grad TA. Maybe teaching's my passion. My personality type is ENFJ which is not typical for engineers. It would explain my preference for teaching over research.
On a less onerous note, I'm a beer geek. I just graduated from Purdue and I'm going to miss Three Floyds dearly. I am starting a post doc researcher position at IBM.
When I'm not researching, I am playing music, cooking, swing dancing, learning new languages, trying new beer, or just playing games with friends. I love learning new skills. The world is just full of new things to try. My saying is, "I'll try anything twice; my favorite Dr. Seuss book is Green Eggs and Ham. In short, I'm open minded to almost anything. I love exploring new towns even though it takes me out of my comfort zone.
My ridiculous dream is to someday play live music or do stand-up comedy on the side. My sense of humor is like a combination of Louis C.K., Doug Stanhope, and Maria Bamford.