I have always been a writer. When I was hitting three I had written my first story. Like, seriously. I couldn't write in English, because I was just a toddler, but I would draw in hieroglyphs, not comic-book style, seriously hieroglyph-type style, just not egyptian. You'd have the whole story mapped out in hieroglyphs and you could follow it perfectly. When I learnt to speak I'd dictate to my mother and she'd write it down for me. So, now I'm 18, and I never stopped. It's just nature, to me, I know nothing else. I couldn't even tell you why, on a philosophical or subconscious level, I don't know why - I'm a writer, it's what I do! I don't care for or particularly want a career in it though. I'd like a few publications, but to me, or for me, it's not an occupation.
I understand perfectly. While I have written in spurts, since my tweens, I have worked in the print industry because I love words. I love they way they look, the way they sound and how they can invoke emotions or images and more. I love books. I used to have a very large library. Now, I am learning to love words on the internet in its many forms.
I always have a notebook with me along with lots of pens, so that when I get an idea or something interesting happens I write it down.