As Calvin would say, “If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you seriously ought to re-examine your life.”
High school was for athletics, clubs and friends. The success I enjoyed there still contributes to who I am now.
But in college, I was determined to find myself. I wore ragged Goodwill clothes when it was cool to wear A&F. There was poetry, philosophy and politics. There was the depression one feels when mourning the loss of youth.
In a desperate plea to do something outside of a hopeless cubicle, I hopped on a plane and taught English in Bangkok for three years. Southeast Asia became my backyard; there were still dirty knees but there was also weird food, ancient history and a perspective you can’t get being bound by our united states.
I returned for a MA in Psychoanalysis and turned my idealism to save the world into a concerted effort to make a small difference one person at a time. I consider myself very fortunate to do work that I find meaningful and engaging.
Now, I’m on OkCupid. *pause* Cambridge is my backyard now - and my play clothes are for rock climbing, reading, hiking, yoga and meditation.
But when I meet someone like you, I promise I’ll dress up. :)
Also, I live in a Zen Buddhist community. It's a different lifestyle and I'm grateful for that.
Ultimately my life, professional and personal, is oriented around human development. I lead a contemplative lifestyle. I'd like to share that with someone.
(Read: I'm super uptight. Help!)
Then she said, "but I'm with David now. Goodbye."
I just enjoyed an article in the Economist about the future of higher education in the US - namely it's excellence vs equity challenge.
Movies: Somewhere, The Visitor, Big Lebowski, Man on Wire, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Her, Stranger than Fiction, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and documentaries in general.
Music: Bonnie Tyler - "Holding Out for a Hero" - infinite loop.
Food: I got a grill for Christmas.
Places: My old apartment in Bangkok, the frog pond behind my childhood home, Central Sq. (I said it), Angkor Wat
Apparently my love life is an adventure.
What brings you here? :)
I'm ready this time.