During that time, I have photographed 5 presidents (the US kind...), three LDS prophets, two Popes and almost a Dalai Lama.
I have shot interviews with people from Jack Nicklaus to Joe Montana; from Jimmy Stewart to James Doohan; Johnny Cash to James Paul McCartney. I've flown with the Blue Angels and been inside a space shuttle; I have been extremely lucky.
But the most fun I have is when I am shooting for myself. When I get an idea, and I go out and chase it and I make it happen. To my mind, it is not the gear that matters, or even one's technical expertise; it is grasping the opportunity to make something new.