Research is a big deal to me. Like, a really big deal. I completely credit my parents with this fixation of mine, as my entire childhood was filled with me asking questions and never getting answers. My parents would either answer with a question, or would point me in the direction of the most likely place for me to find that answer 1)
It's because of my love of research that I decided to enter academic librarianship.
Outside of that career choice, I like taking on various research projects 2).