I think - when memory serves me right - I bought my first camera when I was 13 or 14 years old. A Minolta XG-1 with 50mm lens. Eventually I switched to AF, of course Minolta again (forgot which one), this time with a zoom. I took some shots in those days, some good, most no so. But I enjoyed it.
Over the years priority went to study, work and family, but in 2008 started with photography again... soon to discover that film was (becoming) extinct, and Minolta too :-(
So I sold all my old gear and bought a second-hand (Konica) Minolta 5D and 18-70 kit lens. I couldn't get a single shot right - spoiled by the compactcameras I got used too. It took me a couple of months to get used to all of it again.
Since then I came a long way of remembering basics and learning new stuff. Whenever possible I take my camera with me, mostly on trips with my family. My two kids usually don't give me very long to think about composition or to walk around looking for a better spot, but that's part of the fun. I'm enjoying it as much - or maybe even more - as in the old days.