My name is Erin and I am originally from the East coast but have been here in Phoenix for three years. I work in Behavioral Health and am dedicated to my career. I am finishing a Master's in counseling with a specialization in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. I have worked with children and adolescents with mental health challenges for almost ten years. It is the most rewarding career and I would not be happy working in any other field.
Like everyone else, I love to travel. I have been to most states in North America, Canada, Mexico (Eastern and Western), Belize, and Tanzania. I love to experience other cultures and my next big trip will probably be to Thailand. I have also been exploring the possibility of the Peace Corps, one of the reasons I went back for my Master's.
I am compassionate and empathetic, sometimes too much so. I am opinionated and can be stubborn, however, I am not easily angered and believe in communication as a solution to issues. I am extremely independent which is partly why I am still single. I am also a bit of a nerd, I love to learn and I often read non-fiction leisurely. I tend to have a very corny sense of humor (I get it from my mother) and I laugh easily. I have a very small and close-knit family spread all over the country from Boston to Denver to Vegas to Philadelphia! I love spending time with my family and we all travel to each other as much as possible.
I am looking for someone who is supportive, kind, passionate, and intelligent. If you don't know the grammatical difference between "your" and "you're" you might as well keep on moving! I would like someone who loves to camp and be in the outdoors but also loves to spend the weekend living a little more regally (I like to have a good time, and if I have planned for it I like to do it right and don't mind spending the money to make sure it is the best). I am a huge believer in that physical connection, energy, chemistry. If we don't have that then we might as well not waste our time!
Whew! That is about enough of that. If you are still reading, thanks! If you want to get to know me, shoot me an email and we can go from there :)