I have a 'soft' question as follows:

'How did you first become interested in becoming a mathematician?'The sort of answers I'm seeking are factual rather than subjective, e.g.

I first became interested in mathematics when I heard about Fermat's Last Theorem at the age of 11. At that moment I decided I would keep trying until I solved it.or

I was the best in my class at arithmetic and I enjoyed finding new and quicker ways of performing calculations.

As this is my first question on MO, I don't want to start badly.

**Questions**

Is the above question suitable for the site?

If not, can it be improved to be so?

If neither of the above, where is a good place to ask professional mathematicians what inspired them to take up their careers?

Mathematical PeopleandMore Mathematical People. $\endgroup$ – Todd Trimble♦ Sep 12 '15 at 15:43