I became interested at a fairly young age with a Kodak 110 film camera. I took it everywhere with me! Once I became a pre-teen I upgraded to a basic 35mm film camera and again, took it everywhere with me. I only wish I still had the photos.
I think I just really want to capture a moment… freeze time.
I became more serious about it after digital cameras came out because it simply was more affordable and gave me instant gratification!