I feel most alive when I am spending time outside. I grew up in small-town northern Michigan, so biking, canoeing, hiking, running, and skiing are my idea of fun and it doesn't have to be 70 degrees and sunny for me to enjoy the weather. Actually, one of my qualifications for my latest phone was that it be waterproof so I could take it with me whenever I went biking (which seemed to be a source of amusement to the sales rep). I also enjoy drawing vibrantly colorful watercolor pencils abtracts because of the freedom and beauty they add to my life. I seek out ways to help people and being able to treat people like they really matter is one of the things that I find satisfying. Travel and learning about a variety of topics also excite me.