It will always be important to find time to do things for yourself.

Hobbies are theraputic and can improve your quality of life.

I've found a few hobbies over the years that really improve my morale and put a happy glow on life.

Guitar

Portrait of roommate

I'm excited to finally have found enough patience and focus to sit down and practice the arts. Learning chords and playing on the guitar is my latest hobby.

Drawing

I picked up drawing a couple summers ago. I haven't mastered any real technique yet, as I've only been teaching myself- trying to figure out natural lines and such. Therefore, I can only really draw from observation. I enjoy it, though. Portraits are my favorite.

To the right is a portrait of my old roommate that I drew a while back.

Ultimate Frisbee

I started playing frisbee when I twirled with the University of Florida Marching Band.

The people who got to practice early just took a disk out to pass the time. I threw the frisbee with them four days a week, and ever since then, I've been hooked. It's a challenging sport that promotes sportsmanship and inclusion. That is exactly my kind of hobby.

Baton Twirling

I twirled competitively for 10 years. I've been retired for almost 2 years now, but I still pick up my batons every now and then.

This is the University of Florida Gatorettes website.