For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be a scientist. What kind of scientist has varied, but always tended towards biologist or paleontologist. However, I don't feel too "tied down" to any particular field – I just want to be a scientist of some sort. I am a high school senior right now. When I go to university next year, I plan on pursuing a dual major in biology and mathematics. However, despite my love of mollusks, I feel some nervousness about dedicating myself to biology. What if I want to become a mathematician? A chemist? Will it be too late to back out? I have no desire to be a physicist – that was killed by a horrendous textbook and high school class. However, I enjoy reading about upper level physics, and would like to be interested in physics. My recent reading about Oppenheimer's lack of low level physics education has given me hope (though it was noted in my book that he was very self-conscious about this), as has my discovery of how fun is mathematics is (I despised it in high school classes, but now that I have been taking math classes at the local college it is much more fun). I am not seeking advice (though it would, of course, be welcomed), just reassurance. Has anyone else felt a desire to become a scientist, as well as uncertainty about what kind? How did that work out in the end? Has anyone else had the same feelings I have about physics, but gone on to become a physicist?