After graduating, I lived a year abroad in Barcelona (Spain), when I realized that I could achieve so much more if I challenged myself personally and professionally.
During my MS I became interested in language learning in infancy and childhood, and (over many trial-and-error sessions...) learned all about the challenges involved in doing research with young children.
This is my favorite quote from my current advisor, and why I decided to come to Indiana U.:
"A chain of moment-to-moment mundane causes and effects can over time create something that did not exist before. This is developmental process." (L. B. Smith, 1999).