I have always had a fascination with how things work from a young age. I was one of those little boys that took things apart to see the mechanical workings inside. Almost every time that I put those things back together they still worked. I have always loved fixing things which has come in handy more than once. This coincides with my love of puzzling things out until I have a lightbulb or eureka moment.
I wasn’t always cooped up inside tinkering though. I love going outside and throwing a baseball around even though I’m not very good at the sport, or any sport for that matter. I enjoy hiking and camping. I have always enjoyed the outdoors and have also had much success in gardening. I enjoy shooting for sport including hunting and target practice. I have an affinity for shotgun.
There is also a very cerebral side to me and there are a few ways that I have found to exercise my brain. I am a fan of fantasy novels (Robert Jordan, L.E. Modesit Jr, and Brandon Sanderson to name a few). I am also a fan of video games, (even though school, work, and family life have made this activity almost nonexistent). I play mostly Xbox games like Halo, Portal 1 & 2, or any Lego game, but I do have a soft spot for Legend of Zelda for which I have a few games on my GameCube. Once in a while I will dabble in a Sudoku game or two. Even though I’m still a novice I find the game intriguing.
I have some talents in the artistic realm as well. I have an affinity for music and even switched to Robotics from Music Education. I mostly sing and dabble in piano and guitar. Along with this I have enjoyed participating in many theatrical shows. I’m played anything from chorus, to cameos, to leads. Also, from time to time I have tried my hand at sketching anything from silly doodles to detailed portraits. I’m no Picaso, but at the very least I enjoy myself.