I'm an avid Anime fan since I was in High School. I even got an award, Anime Addict from my class because of this.
Although I have been watching Anime since I was a kid, the first Anime that influenced me was Yuu Hakusho, followed by Fushigi Yuugi. I always go straight home after classes because I need to watch these series on TV. I really lost my youth days because of Anime but I never regretted it, I guess I'm the loner type of person.
Right now, I still enjoy watching them and always find time in my busy day just to watch an episode or two.