I have known I wanted to be a graphic designer since my first high school computer course. I went to high school back in the day with very large box shaped, beige computers that sported a green blinking box as you typed. One of our first assignments was to scan our photo and create an "about me" flyer. As soon as I saw my picture go from the scanner bed (since digital cameras were not a thing yet) to the screen, my eyes got really big and I was instantly giddy... not to mention AMAZED.
Now, 25 years later, I am still a kick-*ss graphic designer with oodles of experience and knowledge. Thankfully, I get to exercise my databank daily in many ways, shapes and forms.