mikejones3 Not that dissimilar to myself.
Essentially, I was getting tired of watching the family pay somebody else to fix things for us. As a naturally inquisitive person, I started pulling apart old desktops, laptops, etc. and thinking “Right, lets learn how this goes together” and Googling every time I got an error, or got stuck.
Eventually I ballooned from there, and my passion grew 🙂