I love building things. I knew that the moment I got my first Lego set. I wore those bricks out until their edges were marred and their sheen was gone.
Today I love building software. I knew that the day I made a program talk to a database. And the database responded. That was exciting. And when I hand-crafted an HTTP message and sent it via terminal to a web server somewhere else on the planet. And the Internet responded.
I can't believe I get paid to do this.