I've got a soft spot for design + ux because of it's convening power, livelihood power, possibility power. Because of the giant-ness of opportunity it can create. Because it tends to bring us together. Because it's about relationship.
The about me stuff. When I was the luckiest (childhood), I discovered drawing, and a love for it to boot. This led to design school. Which led to being a “grown up” (against my will or not) which led to graphic design. Which led to ui/ux design. And then grad school. And a few other things in there, but that's close enough.