I just wanted to say hello. Long story short, it was some things that happened one after another over a period of time, right until it was everything all at once. I guess the first domino was my second spiritual awakening, which TBH mostly had to do with impressing some of the brothers and one particular sister.
What I did wrong was that I first tried to read the bible from cover to cover, but even worse I tried to put more effort into my answers. Long story short, my dumb and lazy ass could rarely come up with anything clever, so I began to cheat a bit by googling names/places/scriptures so I could drop a bit of extra knowledge at/after the meetings. I wont try to summarize my way out here but you can probably guess the can of worms that opened..
I moved with my family across the Atlantic (and back again) and was just kind of floating for a long time without a feeling of purpose. Over this time I developed a hobby interest in philosophy, culture, politics and so on and eventually decided to change countries (yah dual citizenship!) to get distance to my parents and go back to school (I am in EU so education is free).
I am now the old man at the engineering school, and although my old brain is probably never going to get good at the math, my skills at googling for answers rather than thinking is serving me well (software).