I posted on another topic of going into engineering at age 30 but I really have an interest in math and physics and I want to study physics. Not because it will have money waiting on me at the end, or for any other reason for the sheer joy of learning it and just being happy. Lately in my life I have had many medical issues that nearly cost me my life and I am still recovering from Bell's Palsy. I cannot see myself doing something that I feel is not worthwhile of the time I have left on this planet. When you nearly lose your life twice in one year, you really focus on whats most important out of life, and money definitely is not it. As of now I work as a technician in a pharmaceutical company and I am just miserable, and also the job is what is causing me my health issues. The job is not bad per say, but it is not something that allows me to be creative. I guess I can say I have had an epiphany of sorts because each day I often wonder if I will make it to the next and I find peace and solace in astronomy, math and physics. I have a strong interest and passion towards electromagnetism. Originally I set out to become a microbiologist, well due to medical reasons it is not wise for me to work with chemicals or bacteria so chemistry and microbiology is out. Biology is very interesting but I still feel it is not giving me the knowledge I am craving. If I want biology I will go for a stroll in the park or take a long nature hike. Don't get me know, we all know math and physics is challenging and can push the best of minds to near madness, but it makes me feel like I have a way of understanding the world around me more so than the average person on the street. I have most of my prerequisites for the undergrad program out of the way just need to finish up some calculus courses and quite a few physics courses. I know it is not going to be a walk in the park but I have this yearning inside me to know, the want to know. Have any of you chosen physics simply to learn about it... not really seeking whatever job could be at the end? I am sure there is something at the end I could do in the realm of physics, and from my understanding a degree in physics opens many doors unrelated to physics all together. In the end I just want to do what makes me happy and be happy.