I’ve been reading as long as I can remember, starting with young adult fantasy novels by authors like Tamora Pierce and Robin McKinley. I graduated from UCLA with a degree in English Literature where I got a solid grounding in the classics (whether I enjoyed them or not), and I’ve been reading for pleasure only ever since.
I believe that you get out of life what you put into it, and the more engaged you are, the more your life will reward you. Over the years I’ve had a series of hobbies and interests: playing guitar, a literary blog, an Etsy store (sadly retired), urban container garden, romance writing, and most recently making miniatures. I’m currently at work setting up a Twitch stream to showcase some of my crafting.