Well, Here's My Story (a rather uninteresting one though...)
Well, unlike a lot of you, I wasn't really inspired by others. When I started the guitar, I actually didn't knew anyone who was playing it too. Many people I knew were into HipHop,RnB and stuff like that.
So anyway the story starts here.
In the summer of 2004 (I was 16 then)I went to HK on vacation.
One day I came across a little shop with some guitars. Actually, it wasn't really a guitarshop, it was more a place where you can take lessons to play instruments. So kind of a music school (but the place was really, really small). Anyway, I somehow was attracted by the guitars. So I went into the shop. After a while, someone came to me, and gave me a brochure. And said something about learning the guitar. At the time I didn't really thought much about it. After that, I left. But during that day, I kept thinking about it. I thought about learning to play the guitar before, but I wasn't really serious. But now I thought that this was my chance to try it. Since I was in HK, the prices for me wasn't really expensive.
So the next day, I went there again, bought a guitar (a"cheap"one, to begin), and I signed up for 4 lessons (since I just stayed a month in HK).
One month passed, and I had to leave HK. Because school was starting again.
Back home, a lot of things happened, school wasn't going well and also, there were some other problems too. So I didn't had time for the guitar.
One year later (mid 2005) I started to pick up the guitar again. but still, I somehow wasn't really motivated. Late 2005, I first learned about YUI. I saw that she was just 18 (around my age), and already accomplished that much. (Writes and make her own songs). I was motivated again. Early 2006, I even bought my first electric guitar (influenced by the music and bands I was listening), although I was still a guitar noob. I didn't take lessons though, because that's too expensive, so I learned from the internet and books.
Now one whole year have passed, and I'm still a guitar newbie. Mainly because I haven't really praticed.
But I'm totally motivated again. Music has become something special to me. Just picking up the guitar and strum it, playing some chords feels good.
I'm now going back to basic and play my classic guitar again!