I found the following post entitled SAS loves stats and really like this quote:
What advice would you give to students studying statistics today?
"Think about your favorite things in life – and what interests
you the most. You will likely find a role for statistics within those
choices. Once you start playing with the data related to your
interests, you’ll learn quickly. Data is everywhere. Just be sure to
look beyond the obvious."
And of course, a corollary to this is that if you love stats, then you might be able to find something interesting about almost anything.