I'm a student at the moment, and I'm in the anxiety/panic neck of the woods, so I actually find it quite helpful to re-visit some of my special memories. I have always had an interest in the night sky, and of course, the wonderful universe out there has given me some lovely memories. I can vividly remember, years ago, lying on a beach in the Maldives islands next to my mum, just staring up at the amazing sky, seeing so many stars, shooting stars and even some galaxies, that it made me feel very emotional. That is one of the moments that gave me a purpose in life.
Similarly, I will always remember a cold, windy night when my dad took me outside to see the old russian space station flying over the roof of my house - it stirred up so many thoughts inside me when I saw the tiny dot of light, knowing that there were actually people on there flying 20 times faster than the speed of sound, paying a 'special visit' to my neighburhood. Also, seeing the whale show at SeaWorld in Florida gave me a very close affinity to marine animals and the undersea world, which is with me to this day.
Little snippets like that just make me feel so warm inside when I think of how I felt then!!