Although most would describe me as easygoing, I am deeply passionate about my work, play, and those close to me. I do my best to be a lifelong student, hoping to learn and be better every day, and am most comfortable around those with similar sensibilities.
Born and raised in the midwest as a child of two worlds. Went to the left coast for school, twice. Now back in the motherlands, but the pull of the Pacific is strong.
By all accounts I should be slaving away as a post-doc, running gels or doing similar scut work in a Caltech or MIT lab/dungeon. In a former life I seriously considered a career as a musician.
Instead, I'm a cardiologist. Although I sometimes think Richard Feynman looks down at me from heaven (or up at me from hell) with disappointment, I think I've found a career which nurtures the brainy part of me enough that I don't have to be a chronically underpaid professional student to find fulfillment in my work and contribute in important and lasting ways.
I live in Madison. I am in Chicago a few times a month, occasionally for work but mostly for recreation. I love what Madison has to offer, but what it doesn't have to offer is metropolitan culture, and young professionals who have interests and priorities similar to mine. Chicago does. I'm willing to put in a lot of effort and travel for someone special, and although I don't want to do long-distance long-term, I don't think it's smart for anyone to limit a search this important with meaningless criteria, and I consider sharing a zip code /- 2 from mine to be one such. Nonetheless, if you're unwilling to even meet someone who lives out of the city, I'm not your guy.
I'm just over two years into my first job as an academic clinician and am loving it, but I left a big part of my heart back in Seattle. A move to a more worldly town may be a part of the near future.
Jamie Cullum, Dave Brubeck, Diana Krall, Ben Folds, Colin Hay, Alison Krauss, Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, Billy Joel. The list goes on but I imagine you'll get the idea. I also have a bit of musical theater geek in me, but really, who could resist Chenoweth and Menzel?
I've recently gotten seriously re-acquainted with this charming old thing called reading for pleasure. Loved Game of Thrones and devoured the existing installments in less than a month. It's going to be a long wait for those last two books.
I'm looking for a partner. Someone to spoil with foodie and cultural adventures near and elsewhere. Someone who thinks deeply, and with whom I can be open, deep, and myself. Someone who lives deliberately -- as serious about her career and relationships as she is about her thrills and adventures. You?