I grew up in NJ, went to undergrad in Boston, and spent a few years in LA living the beach life and working in homeless services. As much as I loved my Californian brotastic lifestyle, I eventually realized how unsustainable it all was and decided to move back east to pursue my MSW and be closer to the family. I finished grad school in May (!!!!!!) and recently started a job at an outpatient mental health clinic. I'm so happy to be done with school and back to being a normal adult human person. I have a big soft spot for the most vulnerable and difficult adult populations, thrive in the chaos and excitement of my field, and simply love the work that I do.
As far as personality goes, a friend recently suggested that my spirit animal should be an otter since I'm "friendly, relaxed, and playful." I normally don't rely on animal comparisons to describe myself, but I find it mitigates the awkwardness of OKC self-advertising. Nope, who am I kidding. I'm just bragging that I'm cool like an otter.
Hobbies/stuff I do! I spend my time running/gyming, watching sports (love/hate the Knicks), rediscovering the world of pleasure-reading, grabbing drinks with friends when I need a school/work break (all the time), and meeting new people (like you, maybe).