I am blatantly stealing an idea from IPS, which in turn was inspired from Worldbuilding, which in turn was inspired from Data Science, and I'm sure there's more of these network-wide.. I recommend visiting some of these first to get some context: PPCG, Code Review, Health, Unix & Linux, Mathematics, Sci-Fi. -- While I was initially in strong disagreement with the question on IPS, reading these others got me convinced that there's some benefit to having this.
This is an unusual meta question, but in the spirit of learning about how users relate to the site and what could make the main site better, I believe these stories could be a valuable and on-topic contribution.
I'd like to hear your stories: about how you ended up on ELU, how it has helped you, and perhaps more importantly, what keeps you here.
This is strictly about your relation to the site, in the sense that reading your story might inspire other users to stay active and become top users here.
So, let us get to know each other a bit better. What do you say? What's your story?