I have been building for as long as I can remember.
I can recall pictures of my very young self with bricks in hand and a smile on my face. For 30+ years I have never strayed too far from the hobby, never experiencing a true dark age. I would often flip between cityscapes and medieval scenes while slowly working on my own style of building.
Since helping start our local LUG in 2009, my building not only became more varied, but was also enhanced by working with others. I enjoy building towards layouts for shows as much as I do building towards various online challenges. I believe that building outside of your confort zone and challenging yourself is the best way to grow in the hobby.
I have a flickr stream as well: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sasklegousers/