My a-ha moment would probably be when I realized I want to be a meteorologist. I don't care how hard it's going to be to reach this goal because I'm pretty damn determined. Finding a grad school that's close is going to be a tad difficult though. I refuse to go to Mississippi State.
Anyway.... I pretty much came to this realization at a young age. I always liked being outside even though I get horrible allergies come springtime (or cats). But I deal with it; being outdoors is just too stupifying sometimes. I love the sunrise, the sunset, the clouds, the colors, the sun's rays streaking across the skyline or slipping through the thick clouds. It's just incredible. Then I've always wanted to know how the sky worked. Why's it blue? How can you predict the temperature? How do you measure the wind? Anything about the sky and weather, I had to know. And I still do. Dave Brown, here I come.