I'll try my best to compress my life into a few words.
I am employed as a chemical process engineer and I enjoy fixing anything. I build, I brew, I bake, and I bike.
Hell, I enjoy doing everything.
I spent time working to be a tattoo artist for a bit (a few months.... didn't like the fact that I'd be stamping people with silly flash art and drawing "mom hearts"). I still draw when I get something nice stuck in my head.
Then I wanted to be a classical musician. But music is therapy to me, not a performance (I'm a lil' crowd shy). I've been playing guitar for about 12 years. Sometimes it's just random scales as I lay my head down on the guitar. Sometimes its a nice song that I then forget the next day.
And then... I became a chef, specializing in om-nom-ery. 6 years. There is a big difference between those who like to cook and those who like to cook in a restaurant. It's an 8-12 hour adrenaline rush.
But in the end, I became a scientist because... well science is just fucking awesome. When you're a scientist you get to say cool things like "be careful of the anionic shielding effect," "there is a high probability of quantum-tunnelled alpha decay," and "you shouldn't have consumed that much polycyclic phosphorescent intercalating agent."
I just graduated from CU with a triple major in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology (i.e. I'm a total dork). It sounds crazier than it is. It is strange not having mounds of dense school work to muster through.
On another note, I'm big into rock climbing and mountaineering. There are so many mountains to climb and a lot of them are quite mentally and physically demanding.