I love to play guitar, but I mostly play for myself. And sometimes for my friends, but only if they promise not to throw things at me. I rarely get to play for my friends. I also like to sing while I'm playing guitar, in part because I'm not very good at singing, so I can I just play my guitar louder to cover it up. I also bought a banjo with hopes that I would learn to play it, and I started taking lessons, but then I stopped. My friends and I are making it a point to set aside time for creative endeavors, though, and I feel that will allow me to concentrate on the banjo again.
I was a Peace Corps volunteer from 2004 - 2006 in the Republic of Kiribati (don't worry, I'd never heard of it either). My assignment was Public Health and Community Development, and I wish that I could say I taught one quarter as much as I learned. Though it had its ups and downs, I really enjoyed my time as a volunteer and would ultimately love to do something similar for a living...though preferably I would get paid to do it.
I love Minneapolis with all my heart, although I'm not sure I'm ready to make it my permanent home. But, as a friend once told me, "Not all roots hold you down."