By daytime an IT guy, during off work I hang out with my wife and dog but also do a lot of photography and teaching it. I'm a Dutch guy (from Holland or The Netherlands) I live here just over 12 years. Before I came to the US I was a CSI photographer where I did learn everything about photography and became a certified master in photography. My goal is to teach people how they can get better pictures. But don't be worried, your first 10.000 pictures are bad anyways.
Keep shooting and keep learning, it keeps you engaged and young!