When I was younger, my favorite movie was Dumbo. Looking back now, I hate almost every part of that movie; it's so sad. But back then, I didn't pay attention to the story line. I was watching for my favorite part, the part where the clowns spill champagne in Dumbo's water bucket and he drinks tons of it, and then sees all the pink elephants dancing and changing colors and shapes.
I loved watching all the dancing and I would try to copy them in front of my TV. I would eventually just make my parents just skip ahead or rewind to the pink elephant part over and over. The colors, patterns, shapes, and movements the little drawn elephants changed into made me love design.
As a kid, I was incredibly active, but not in the 'play every sport and be good at it' sort of way, more in the 'this kid won't sit still' sort of way. My parents tried to get me to use this energy in so many other ways including, t-ball, basketball, softball, tennis, golf, and even swimming. We soon found that I wasn't the most coordinated in traditional sports, so I just ran around like a crazy person.
Around 4th grade, my best friend started a hip hop class and she convinced me to go. Even though I was probably the worst dancer in the class, I fell in love with dancing. Thankfully, I was able to mature into a substantially better dancer compared to that awkward 4th grader.