Hello forum! I'm a first-year physics student and after a recent Google session I have some concerns regarding that area of concentration. I love science, especially the study of our natural world (though I am by large ignorant of contemporary theories), and math, as my username suggests. That being said I didn't apply myself during high school and as a result I'm now crawling out of a hole dug with squandered opportunity. I attend a community college where I've discovered a passion for numbers and written communication, and I plan on pursuing a PhD in physics so I can participate in the academic setting ad infinitum. That is, until I read some of the threads here.