I've had lots of Big Adventures, like going to the Solfest music festival, and auditioning for The Voice (I didn't get to appear on telly, though). I've also had a go at things like learning a bit of ballroom dancing, being a football referee and presenting a scientific paper. But I'm happiest when I've got someone to cuddle (or tease mercilessly).
As a child, I wanted to drive a steam train when I grew up. Then I learned they don't have those any more, so I learned to play guitar (and double bass, and ukulele), studied maths, science and philosophy, and ended up writing stories about relationships, action-adventure and space detectives. Which it turns out, when I look back at my school exercise books, was what I was doing back when I wanted to be a train driver.
I'm convinced my missed vocation is Blue Peter presenter, because I love cobbling together fun things out of cardboard, plastic tubes and coloured paper. I also have a sewing machine that comes in handy either to repair worn out clothes or make various useful bits and pieces. I always like to see if I can come up with a repair rather than replacing something, although occasionally it can lead to unintended results.
I'm currently editing my first novel, hope to self-publish sometime early next year. Or, you know, entice one of the big traditional companies. I still play guitar and dream of winning The Voice. If none of that pulls through, I guess it's back to plan B.
My famous dying words will probably be, "Jesus, at least I tried!" Not that I'm morbid or anything…
So, what about you?