I do stuff. I am not the greatest stuff-doer in the world, but I work hard at whichever craft I'm engaged in at the moment, whether it's writing or shooting a rock band's portrait or building a mosaic backsplash or designing a corporate identity package. I have an MFA in creative nonfiction, an MA in publications design, and a BS in English.
I used to do all these things to sublimate for not having the balls to be a full-time musician. Also, I suck (though I haven't let that stop me from trying). During the day, I am the marketing and communications manager for a vision insurance company.
When I'm not at work, I'm looking for beauty. I find it. I find it a lot. And that's a good thing.
It's what keeps me from hanging from the light fixture on the second floor. (Well, that and the fact that I'm too heavy for the light fixture, which would likely pull out of the wall and electrocute me and singe the carpet.)