Drawing & Painting
I have been doodling since I was a kid. Most of my spare time during middle school was devoted to an unfinished fantasy manga. Neither the artwork nor the story were good in my own judgement today, and I never shared it with anybody during the several years of creation or afterwards. But I think it was the purest joy and desire for drawing and dreaming.
I stopped drawing during high school due to heavy loads of coursework, and picked up again during college. I started developing interest in other styles (non-cartoon) of drawing after college, and during my PhD years, started learning to paint by taking studio classes and watching video tutorials online. Nowadays, I mostly do human figure / portrait and landscapes.