You and I will click if you're a creative intelligent type. Being passionate about something is a must - art, tech, entertainment, athletics, subcultures, geeky stuff, academics, singing, dancing, whatever... I just care that you're into something that you derive some joy and satisfaction from.
I grew up in a small mountain village in So Cal. My Dad is basically a viking, so I spent a lot of my youth hiking around, climbing things, cutting trees down, skiing, being out on the ocean to dive and catch sea creatures. You know, viking stuff.
After approximately 17 years of sitting in classrooms on the side I received a business degree and a philosophy degree, and now I'm in video game development working as a design lead at a company in downtown where I'm grinding my creative tech axe (plot twists like Shyamalan).
If you are interested don't be afraid to say what's up. I'll take it from there.