It all started with a PC, how did it end up like this?
-- My first memories of a PC were in my brother's room - I was about 7 when I met her. An old E-Machine bubble monitor on the carpet floor of his closet. I was playing Solitare and I had no idea what I was doing but I was in love. I had to wait another 7 years or so before I got my first HP desktop PC - I started with Kazaa and Limewire and ended up discovering Photoshop CS6. I was an AOL Instant Messenger addict and was constantly online. I discovered movies, music, and gaming with this little desktop - year after year the love escalated. Til' this day, it's a very happy marriage.
Here is an insight I heard from InVision regarding UX/UI that is always stuck in my head. -- There is a loop in UX/UI design. You make something, and you see the start and end. With a lot of room for improvement in between.... on the other hand, for example, in poster design, billboard advertising, or any art really, you have no idea what the user thought-- you just design something and finalize it and hope it gets great reception.
That, in a nutshell, is why I chose to pursue UX/UI.