I'll share how I got started, in Elementary School I used to trace/draw cars that I liked as a kid as well as Pokemon Characters. To be honest some people will have to take courses to learn and some people just have it. It might be rare but I'm sure there's plenty of designers who were just born with the skill to be a designer and only had to keep advancing their skills as time goes on. As a kid I loved drawing sports teams logos, painting, sculpting and making clay maps for Geography projects, by middle school I started creating graphics by computer and the passion since has never left. I love Graphics, everything I glance at can be looked upon as art to me, that's just how my mind works, I've never took a class on it, I became my own teacher so I studied fonts, logos, color schemes, I could be in a restaurant looking at the menu heck and get inspiration or ideas, it all comes from within you. All the work I do is private so there's constant projects I'm working on and when I have free time that's when my passion for creating sports concepts comes into play. IMO Good/Great Graphic Designers are perhaps the most creative people in the world. With a strong will to pursue Graphic Design the possibilities are endless for you, so "research" and "practicing" is your best friend and if you do decide to take classes for it always develop things on your spare time to stay ahead of the game so when a project or what have you needs to be done, it'll become a breeze for you, looking forward to seeing some work from you.