The UK funding body EPSRC asked me to write a short general audience piece for their website covering my research and the motivation behind it. What I wrote ended up being a bit more about my personal journey than the new science.
I remember being in the canteen in Berlin, discussing with colleagues how we got into physics. It seemed most people had an inspirational physics teacher. For me, an inclination towards physics always seems to come from further back than any physics class I can remember. You can read a bit about it here