Grew up in Washington State, attended private high school, got Associate's degree, then a BA with distinction in Linguistics from the University of Washington, got a job. Fast forward a few years and moved to Michigan, married my wife and have a wonderful little boy.
Oh, and I'm a hypnotist, a writer, poet, I like to sing, do martial arts, etc. I'm currently employed with a day job while working on getting employed in a field that's something I like and am good at. Like, say, writing. Or graphic design, website design or desktop publishing.
And hypnosis on the side, unless it grows enough to be a full time business. ;)