I'm ambitious and I pour myself into my work. I pursued my passions from a young age, and it was dumb luck that this turned into a lucrative and fulfilling career. I get paid to do what I love. My boss asked me the other day what I would do if I could retire right now, and I said "pretty much what I'm doing right now." If you're my boss and you hear that, you assume I must be full of shit, right? But it's true!
When I'm not working I'm making music. I have a tight group of friends who all sing together professionally, mainly classical music (more specifically Early Music: Renaissance and Baroque). We're really good at it too. It's deeply beautiful music: the kind of stuff that people come to hear and close their eyes while the sound washes over them. A friend and I even started a record label and we've turned out some discs of our stuff that I'm really proud of. We're getting glowing reviews in international press, which is amazing if a bit surreal. Also if you've ever heard "the monks" sing Compline on Sunday night at St. Mark's, I sang as part of that choir for several years.
So between work, music, and travel I keep pretty busy, but I still make time to see the people I care about. My kidless friends and I go out and have good times drinking until the wee hours, and I join my other friends and their two-year-old for dinner and their kid's birthday party. My life is full of great people and stimulating pursuits. It's hard to ask for much more.