I chose to be an engineer because I wanted to be financially independent of my parents when I was 15 years old. Then I chose electrical engineering because I was good at math and physics. That was a challenge then.
Years later, I have a lot of experience, I graduated 22 years ago, and I think I could not have studied other profession that was not electrical engineering.
The best part is that my work is still a daily challenge, and I still have many things to learn in my career and life