So, the quick basics: I finished my phd in what amounts to public
policy analysis just over a year ago and am now working as a
postdoc on a big NSF-funded project at UVM, studying governance
systems through Vermont's efforts at improving water quality. yes,
the nerdiness from that does cross over to outside of the office
and most of my day to day interests fit in that, but maybe not as
much as could be expected. aside from the books, I very much enjoy
skiing and sailing, and I have a taste for travel (though I've
lived in a tourist trap, so I can also recognize a touron from far
off and know something of how to travel without being one), along
with enjoying something so simple as happy hour w/ friends.
though I've had trouble finding outlets to fully practice it lately
(grad school is very unhelpful for these kinda things), I've always
found the best way to balance work and fun is: 1. work hard, play
hard; and 2. all things in moderation, including moderation.
I'm on OkC to try to find my long term companion. I know that
doesn't happen overnight, that it takes time to get to know someone
well enough to know whether or not they are the right person or
not, but I'm ready for and looking for the chance to put in the
time and effort to grow a relationship at whatever speed feels
right in that relationship.