Definitely did not grow up wanting to be a lawyer. I came to this realization late in the game after a career in engineering. Engineering was cool but not my passion. Law suited me better in terms of intellectual stimulation. Plus when I researched careers in law I saw that they provided substantially more compensation than my engineering gig was capable of, which was definitely a motivating factor. In retrospect, as a 0L I didn't realize how friggin' RARE it was to actually obtain said compensation (that's a whole other story).