Beyond the shopping list, good people, good conversation, and the occasional bit of mischief make my world rotate. Work is just one part of life - more than a means to and end, but it's definitely not the only thing that matters. Some of the true pleasures in life include a perfectly made grilled cheese sandwich, a run by the water when nobody is around with some music blaring through your headphones, a drink with a good friend and good conversation in a dark and cosy bar, a book you keep thinking about when you stop reading, or that guilty film you're not supposed to like but you do anyway.
I have my solidly pretentious moments where the world revolves around high-art, music, theater and literature, but I can always be tempted away by anything that gives an adrenaline rush or a good belly-laugh. My happy place is the top of a mountain somewhere with a few friends, looking down on an untouched snowy descent.