Back at the beginning of high school, I joined our computer club. I was there just to have more computer time and privileges.... kill time.
I was so wrong though. The members had to have prior basic knowledge of the use of computers and the peripherals. Then, had to pick a computing topic that we would further learn in-depth. This was a drag.
Fortunately, at that time, my father is a web master. So, I picked up a few of his skill set and the basics. When it came to picking a topic, majority of my peers picked IS (information system - basically, Networking). I chose CS (computer science - concisely, programming).
I didn't think too much of it. Just want to do something different from the rest. I was given to learn "Scratch" - the basics of the basics.
At first, I was a bit uneasy learning the blocks of commands. However, as I use the program more, I became very fond of it. I even skipped other classes just to sneak into the computer lab to do "create" the next big thing. I was disciplined of course. But that even made me want to learn more. It was fun.
In my sophomore year, we moved onto something a little more hands-on - "VB" (Visual Basic). This is when I got to learn more about scripts, back-end and front-end developments.... visually basic. I made my first calculator and my first POS. This is when my interest for CS began to ignite. I was really into it.
Going into my senior year, we began learning QBasic and PASCAL. Why those two? I don't know :|
At the end of my high school year, I became very fond of programming.
Currently, these are my focus area:
Python (done-ish...still more to learn :) )
HTML then CSS (web)
VBA (...just because)
All in all, I want to pursue more in this field.