I have been doing world design since the early 2000s.
I like reading books that are a cross between realistic fiction and fantasy. I'm not sure how to describe it fully, but if you read the book The Onion Girl, that pretty much sums up the genre I am into.
I have a BA in Linguistics. I love making conlangs, and have 5 so far(3 in the same family), one of which I speak fairly well. Unfortunately, no one else speaks it.
I'm my own geek and nerd, with a passion for history. Conworldry for me combines that passion, my geological knowledge (descendant of my still-exant childhood interest in dinosaurs), and the fascination with creating and tweaking words, phrases, and whole grammars that is conlanging.
I just like to write. I've had a setting in mind that has sort of existed for over a decade, with much revision along the way (and more to come, probably). I study linguistics and am a few credit-hours away from a degree.
I've never been able to focus on any particular field or career or subject of learning. Instead, I learn about and dabble in practically everything. I have better than average to way better than average laymen's knowledge on dozens and dozens of topics, and I'm an expert in none of them.