...but now I live the good life in sunny California! I'm an elementary school teacher at a private school in Aliso Viejo. People get a certain impression whenever I say "private elementary school teacher" and it's usually pretty dull. I work at a small, innovative school and think my job's more exciting than most teachers'. Ask me if you want to know what makes it different.
When I take time off, I'm usually cooking, hiking, or playing exceptionally nerdy card games. I listen to audiobooks and podcasts nonstop. I'm always planning my next trip to the art museum or concert hall***. I'm also a big theater fan. Whenever there's a play by Shakespeare or an ancient Greek tragedy or some other classic on stage between LA and San Diego, I'm there. I've got tickets to see King Lear later this month; do you wanna come with me?
*** I don’t actually know how to appreciate classical music. I’m just trying to fake it until I make it. I want to know what all the fuss is about and I have a special connection for cheap concert tickets.