Ok, so this may be a cliched problem for a young person to have but I do need help with it I'm from the UK. I failed the equivalent of high school and spent the next several years in my bedroom on the computer for several hours a day until the age of 21, then I finally got into university by resitting exams and all of that. I started the first year of a physics degree last year. I decided it wasn't for me. This month I am starting a degree in artificial intelligence with no plans further than that, maybe some vague ideas about taking my study further and spending my entire twenties trying to make it in academia. The problem is that I'm not completely sure about this. Because I've spent so much time alone and in one small space I don't like the idea of being stuck in one location and would like a location independent job (that could be completely unrelated to my degree) where I could move to wherever I wanted for however long I wanted. I've considered freelance illustration but if I spend the next few years getting my art skills to a professional level as well as undertake a degree I will have no free time whatsoever and lose more of my youth. I am basically panicking about making the most of whatever youth I have left, of not getting stuck in one location or wasting any more time in a job or career path that doesn't make the most of the years I have left. I don't really know what to do, but I have to start preparing for whatever I want to do after graduation right now. It would be nice to dedicate my life to research, but I could regret that path because I would be anchored down and my research may not go anywhere interesting and I would feel like "Oh, I could have gotten more out of life" I'm not really sure what to do May I have some general guidance?