I never thought I'd end up becoming a web designer.
When I was a kid, I fell in love with science. I had wanted to be a marine biologist, or maybe a meteorologist; just someone that went out into the world and discovered new things. I found the idea that a person could create hypotheses, conduct experiments and discover new types of knowledge both humbling and exhilarating, and I was compelled to figure out and learn about anything I could get my hands on. Picking apart and studying complex systems fascinated me in particular.
When I was a teenager, I fell in love with art. Music performance and technical theatre specifically. I loved creating art that could impact and connect people together at such a deep-seated level; building experiences that could be moving, enriching and educational all at once. And the most amazing part was creating these experiences as part of a team; our combined efforts could be so much more than the individual pieces. And collaborating to create art is, in my humble opinion, one of the most difficult endeavors the human species will ever undertake. But the results are more than worth it.
So where does all this lead me? After spending my college years being a very poor theatre major, I discovered that it was actually quite hard to earn a living being an artist. But thanks to my early fascination with complex systems (and very forward thinking parents), I had grown up loving computers and technology. So what turned out to be an amazing combination of analytical and artistic skills? I'll let you take a guess...