I was raised on an isolated hippy (for want of a better word) commune in a predominately mining region out west. Growing up doing the alternate lifestyle thing, miles from civilization, has taught me to be practical and resourceful. I'm happy with my life and free of hang-ups.
I work hard and long and am financially comfortable. Love my job and won't give it up for anyone.
Started two degrees (electrical engineering, and business) but I find I'm not a good fit for formal education - blame my upbringing for that :P Thank goodness for the internet. I can gorge til my brain hurts.
Married but separated (on good terms), and polyamorous. Better put that out there before anyone raises expectations. This I don't blame on my upbringing - more that it allowed me to mature naturally without western culture beating the poly out of me.