I taught myself to crochet when I was 15. I had some random ball of yarn and made useless chains just because I could. I was frustrated that I could only find good patterns for knitting and not croscheting, so I bought a book and tried to teach myself to knit. That time wasn't as successful and I didn't pick up knitting again until my last year in college when someone actually showed me. Then, I took off and wasn't afraid of anything. I tried socks within the first 2 months. I wasn't afraid of DPNs, circs or trying anything new.
Around the same time, I began belly dancing. I love the art form and think it is so beautiful and mesmorizing. I am currently studying under a very inspiring dancer with a very precise format, and although it is difficult most of the time, I love it. It is so empowering and beautiful. I have a high respect for anyone who can dance and have such control and understanding of their bodies.