I'm pretty sure with my numbers I can't hide, so I'll be pretty open here. I've been steadily employed in boring office jobs (insurance, DMV), but have done pretty intensive volunteer work running literary science fiction conventions (including upper-level management on the World Science Fiction Convention a couple of times). I live off-grid in a platform tent my wife and I put up ourselves, which made for good personal statement material (and now I'm completely out to any adcoms reading this). It's really hard to gauge the strength of those as softs, but I reckon that they're pretty rare, particularly in combination.
Your background sounds extremely interesting. I'm in awe of people have the courage to build a life outside the conventional norms and make it work.
Actually, a lot of the backgrounds in this thread sound very interesting (looking at you Dorkothy).
I'm a vanilla type, house in the suburbs, husband and kids, more than a decade at the same job (which I loved for the most part). Took me two years of planning just to decide to leave my old job and pursue a career in law. I'm a patent agent at a large law firm now and wish I had done it a little bit sooner. But us old turtles have to be careful so we don't throw our backs with sudden moves