Hi. I'm Katie. I'm 27, Canadian. I live in Toronto with my boyfriend of eight years and our two cats.
I have a degree in psychology and am doing a post-grad to become a certified child and youth worker by Dec 2015. Currently on internship working at a group home for 17-19 year-old young women and trans youth.
I plan on doing a master's at some point. Maybe in social work or counselling, not sure. Might have some babies first :].
I've been here on Gaia since I was 15 and found LD/LI very beneficial to me then. I have stuck around to pay it forward. I'm no professional, but my coursework does cover counselling and I'd be happy to help to the best of my ability if you would like someone anonymous to talk to about something. Feel free to shoot me a PM any time. I'm open-minded (LGBTQ* advocate) and a pretty good listener.
I like fitness. I particularly like martial arts and have practiced for over 15 years in a variety of disciplines. Currently doing muay thai about five days a week. I'm also into scuba diving and photography.
I study Japanese for fun. It would have been my minor if my university had had enough classes for it. I had planned on teaching in Japan, but things change! Currently saving up for a trip there in 2016 instead.
I'm not much of a fangirl, but I quietly obsess over Harry Potter.