Ideas seem to fall out of my head with reckless abandon—or maybe they fall into my head. Either way, I constantly process the world around me and frequently come up with ideas.
Growing up, I often spent time outdoors. Since reaching adulthood, I continue to enjoy the wilderness as I'm able. Adventures may not be fun while experiencing them, but they make for great stories afterward. I try to make them a fun experience even when the ride is rougher than expected.
I bought my first motorcycle in 2006 and earned my license in the same year. That began an unforseen addiction which has seen me through twelve motorcycles, thousands of miles, and opened doors I never knew existed.
West Coast Swing is a partner dance that evolved from Lindy Hop, with influences from other dances including hip-hop, modern, jazz, and even country two-step. The fun I get from dancing started with Lindy Hop, grew into West Coast Swing, and touched various ballroom dance styles along the way.
Simply because a task has "always been done that way", it doesn't mean that way is the best way. Instead of accepting the status quo, I seek to learn all that I can, analyzing the environment and forces in effect. Once understanding is achieved, the desired information - be it improvement, root cause analysis, or simply documentation - usually becomes apparent.
Stories captivate an audience and draw us in, because we are all products of our stories. I've always been interested in hearing the stories of others. By engaging with those around me, I gain from their experiences, as we mutually share our stories with each other.
Many quotes have been made about "knowing yourself." As the world around us changes, we may change with it, or we may remain the same. But knowing oneself helps to keep life balanced through the turbulent times, as well as facilitating excellence in the smooth times.