In school, I was serious and studious. I was a Valedictorian (we actually had 7) graduating with a 4.0 GPA (back then, there were no extra points for honors or AP classes). I was pathologically afraid of missing any points. I would study until I was so exhausted that I would get sick on vacations. I never actually relaxed. My one relief was playing Dungeons and Dragons with my small circle of close friends.
College was easy in that I did well in all of my classes, but difficult in that I studied more than was necessary, had few friends and was very socially awkward. I actually hated vacations, because I had little interaction with other people outside of school.
Now, I am much more personable. Still quite scholarly. I have, however, traveled the world. I have met and interacted with interesting and fun people everywhere I've been. If you want to find out, contact me. I try to help everyone who does. I also still play games just now Warhammer and Warhammer 40K :-).