I always really liked dragons, I read Eragon in 4th grade. Some of my friends did too, but I liked dragons way more than they did, (after having hit puberty for about a year I had a weird
dream and discovered that I like them a little TOO much sometimes
) and I secretly wished I could become one.
Then I found out about the fandom, and now I am happy.
Eventually I changed to a hybrid because now that I'm a furry I'm a little more open and playful (especially with my friends).