I'm also around my students a lot. I operate my own tutoring business, and I still do spend a lot of time tutoring. Most of my students are high school age, and I'm defined in large part by how we interact with each other. I really enjoy helping them to get to the places where they want to go in life. It is just so very rewarding. And, I believe that my students trust me, and rely upon my advice, and some of them even genuinely like me. In some ways, I'm a mentor, then.
I also spend a lot of time in contact with my family. My daughter lives in the area, so I get to see her a lot, but she's the only member of my family that's close, geographically. With others, like my five sisters, there are a lot of phone calls, and a lot of e-mails. Also, I have kind of been establishing a reputation as having the summer address of choice for a handful of my nephews and nieces. So, I'm also a father, an uncle, a brother, and a son. (And, to update, my mother recently passed away, so, I will have to stop calling myself someone's son.)
I also have to include the house plants in this. (No, I don't name them. Anymore.) There are a lots of them, and they, like Jake and Maggie, depend absolutely upon me. They give back, too, but in their own very subtle, and of course, passive ways. One of my sisters once told me that she could always judge the state of my emotional health by just looking at the plants. Plants are good = Art is good.
To characterize myself in a few words, I am very much a smart ass. The students (and nephews and nieces) seem to enjoy this, the kittens put up with it, and the plants don't really seem to care.