I started watching anime on June 20th, 2013 because I moved and I was bored, and I hadn't made any friends yet. I'm not sure why I chose anime, it just sort of happened. Since then I have started listening to anime music. (Desu Desu anyone?) And I am even learning to speak Japanese. Guess I'm a full blown otaku now.
The first thing I watched was Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls.
And its all been uphill from there. I've definitely done some growing up since that point, and as such I am going to recommend that you never watch that show.
My favourite genres are Moe, Shoujo, and Romance.