My Interests and Hobbies

I took this photo of alternative band Meg and Dia at Warped Tour 2009.

When I'm not working on a story, I love to play basketball. I have been playing the sport since I was 11, and I still love it as much today as I did back then. I love that basketball lets me forget about my troubles for a while and focus purely on the game. My brother plays basketball in high school now, so we like to play matches against each other for fun.

I also love to go diving. I became a certified diver in 2008 as a graduation present from my dad, and I absolutely love it. I don't get to go diving often because of my busy schedule, but every summer my dad and I go on a diving trip. My brother-in-law is also a diver and has started coming on trips with us as well. I do tend to get seasick, but luckily they have a great medication for divers that works like a charm. Diving is definitely my favorite way to spend a summer afternoon.

I also love music. Although I don't play an instrument, I love to go to concerts. I always go to the Vans Warped Tour every summer, and last year I took my brother to see No Doubt and Paramore live in concert. It was his first real concert in a mosh pit, and he loved it. Seeing your favorite band play live is definitely one of the best feelings in the world, so I always try to attend cool concerts whenever I can.