I just completed a BA with a Psychology major and a Philosophy minor at UBC. Since I have recently decided against going into graduate school for research (I find lab work a little boring), I will enter into one of UBC's Clinical Psychology programs. My career focus will be working with adolescents and my aim is to teach them some important tools that will help them throughout their lives. I also hope to inspire.
Once a week I go to an elementary school and teach Karate as a P.E. class. I don't know who has more fun, myself or my students.
As far as dating goes, I'm interested in someone who is stimulating and self-determined. What I mean by stimulating is someone who can engage in interesting, often abstract conversation, open to new experiences (i.e. is not a couch potato) and is relatively active. What I mean by self-determined is someone who has their own passions that they pursue (i.e. not desperately looking for someone to give them a something to do), and is motivated to continuously improve upon themselves. Along with various goals, I structure my life around the values of compassion, genuineness, intelligence and constant self-improvement.
It may be clear by the above paragraph that I am a pretty introspective person, so it may be difficult for us to relate to one another unless you are too. However, if you are more on the, uh, non-introspective side, it doesn't mean that we can't get together and see how much we enjoy one another's company. I'm pretty casual for the most part.
I'm pretty casual so for me a good first date is grabbing lunch, dinner or a coffee. However, I'm no stranger to the pub, so grabbing a couple drinks is fine also. On the other hand, I'm not too interested in trying to get to know someone when there is deafening music playing so the club is pretty much out of the question for a first date.