I am a student of life and always learning and growing. How I view things is I take my experiences and make a new mosaic out of them so to speak, to create something better and more useful. So far this has worked great in that I am able to be a better person and have a deep awareness of myself and what makes me happy. I enjoy working out almost everyday and find that by staying in shape my frame of mind is more optimistic. I like to cook, paint, read, dance, the arts, sports, nature and animals. If I could sum up my philosophy in life it would be "to do the best you can with what you've got and make the most of it and make it count".