I've always followed my passions, rejecting outright the notion that such things ought to be set aside when one 'grows up.' In fact, I rather think forging my own path all my life has thankfully prevented me from growing up or succumbing, as it were. While I run my own business, I remain as curious and excited about life and learning as I was when I was a boy, and I count myself fortunate to be able to say that my vocation is also my avocation.
I take very good care of myself. I eat crazy healthy and always have, but I don't push my diet or lifestyle on others. It's my own path.
I love animals and they seem to know it. Dogs, whose owners tell me they never show much interest in anyone, will come running to meet me. Doesn't always happen but it happens often enough. Go figure.
I'm rambling now... so I'll stop.