On a more external and obvious note: I just started going back to school, taking pre requisite courses for a program in the medical field. My background is in art, so this is a big shift for me! I've studied classical realism in painting an drawing, and I love the quiet meditation of focusing and working with my hands to create something refined. I'm fairly adept at translating what I see into an accurate 2-D representation, and derive a great deal of satisfaction from doing so.
That being said, as I've gotten older, I've begun to yearn for a certain amount of financial freedom that was never a priority for me before. I'd like to be able to travel, build a house, and have a family some day. Hence the pragmatism and going back to school for something I know will provide a stable platform for pursuing those goals.
I'm also semi recently out of a string of long term monogamous relationships, and am enjoying reassessing what I want my life to look like, how I spend my free time, and the types of endeavors and adventures I want to put energy into.
When I'm not at work or school, I love to dance, hike, and have yummy dinners with friends. Preferably all three.