I started gaming around 1980, as much for the minis as the mechanics. I kept gaming, but stopped doing minis around 1993, when I married the sweetest guy in the world and we needed to babyproof the home.
Meanwhile I had gotten a fine arts degree. My husband writes science fiction and programs computers, and I work as an artist, illustrator, and sometimes teacher. We still game regularly.
I reconnected with my love of minis during Reaper's 2012 Bones Kickstarter. It was pure coincidence, but it worked out well.