Sorry to intrude. I really need some advice. I have a dilemma on my hands and need to get some feedback from experts like yourselves :) Please permit me to give you a little background about myself. I am 34 years old. I have about 82 college credits (none of which involve math and only one science class: environmental science). I will just be open here and describe my experience. I had been planning to return to school and I was contemplating which field to enter (most of my credits cover most of the general requirements at my local college). I was really perplexed because none of the subjects I was considering (psychology, etc.) seemed to deeply interest me. Then, I had this amazing experience. It was like I came to myself. I realized in a flash that I loved science (I have a strong religious background which steered me away from science for about 16 years). And then the word "physics" popped into my head. I didn't even know what the word meant. I had been that alienated from the scientific community (how sad). I might add that I just recently discovered that I am an INTP and extremely visual-spacial (I just had assumed everyone thought in pictures). The intuition that comes with being an INTP probably brought this to the surface. I went to my local library and checked out some books on physics (my favorite was Lee Smolin) and COULDN'T PUT THEM DOWN FOR HOURS. I was instantly hooked! Totally fell in love with it and felt like my mind was finally being challenged! All the theories that Lee Smolin described, I visualized and created symbols for in my mind. I was mentally watching it unfold and it was so beautiful! After discovering this I don't think I can be satisfied with anything else. Well now that you have read my love story of how I met physics I desperately need advice... please please please! Again, I am 34 and I am concerned about starting into math at my age. I am willing to take Algebra, and trig and pre-calculus before starting a physics major. Time is not the issue. I just worry if my brain is still young enough to be proficient in this. I was told that math is the language of physics and I totally respect that. In school I hated basic math. I hated the repetition. I liked geometry and algebra intrigued me: not because I was trying to answer the equations, but because I wanted to understand how they came up with the whole system of algebra in the first place. That really peaked my curiosity. Because I am a visual-spacial thinker I hope that calculus will appeal to me. I must be solid about my choice of a major because there is no wiggle room left and I have just barely have enough financial aid to complete a major (with no switching). Can someones awe and fascination with physics get them through the math? I don't really worry that I'm smart enough, I just hope I will like it. When something interests me enough I can just loose myself in it, so I'm not afraid to spend a good 5 hours a day studying a subject I enjoy. This actually brings me great satisfaction. I know you can't read my mind, but I hope some of your responses will help to paint the bigger picture. Thanks!