I have learned about myself that I enjoy making things. It brings me pleasure to know that I created something, and it is a good thing.
When I am not making books and stories, I also like to make things. For instance, we made a basic clover honey mead a few months back, our first effort at making our own home brew, that was ready for bottling this weekend. I used to do this a lot with my parents, and was very pleased to give the super-fun activity a go, recently. It's still too young to drink, and tastes young, but it is definitely on the right path to tasty mead-y meadness. By Christmas, our bottles of mead should be fabulous and delicious.
Time will tell.
This is what I do, when I am not reading or writing: I'm making things, baking things, and occasionally, accidentally breaking things!