My English is not perfect so here's my quick journey:
-as a kid: very shy, very few friends, growing up on a tropical island I develop a very animistic view of life, talking to trees, to the wind, to the sea, but then grew up in the Catholic faith and unified all those spirits into one.
-teen years: discovering I'm gay, no friends at all, parents know it but have no idea how to handle it and make it taboo, I feel isolated and severely depressed. I get into qi gong, experience a lot of really weird sensations, find it super cool.
-Age 15, turning point: I leave my island forever to continue my education on the mainland, this is the worst year in my life. I find a book in my aunt's house about communicating with angels and asking them for help, so I ask one to give me somebody to help me out. A few months later, what could be compared to a boddhisattva meets me, pulls me up and helps me through this one horrible year, without him I'd have ended it for sure. Once his job is done he vanishes just as quickly as he appeared in my life.
I try qi gong again, but it just doesn't work on the mainland. The energy there is nothing compared with the energy back on my island.
-20: spiritual crisis, I look into zen buddhism, it sounds so nice. But then I discover islam a while later and become a Muslim. Islam tells me what I can/should do with my life, at last I gain a sense of purpose.
From 20 to 30: I start out as a salafi muslim then progress towards a more spiritual, sufi-type of islam. I start getting weird HD dreams, I even meet Muhammad in one such 'dreams'. He tells me 'don't worry, everything is going to be alright. Just be careful not to....' and I don't catch the end of his sentence. Several years later I still wonder about that missing bit.
-30: I meet my current partner, which forces me to distance myself from some islamic rules that say gay fornicators should be whipped or killed. Also realise the status quo and complete lack of spiritual progress over the last few years. Maybe I should try something new. Back to zen buddhism, and that's when I discover this forum and theravada along with it. Now I feel torn between atheist buddhism and theist sufism.
I'll be 31 in two days.