I'm currently a freshman undergraduate majoring in both math and physics, currently taking: first semester calc, chemistry, biology and english. My dream is to be some type of theoretical physicist. As far back as I can remember, I have always been very interested in science. My parents have told me that I was very intelligent and inquisitive as a child, but to what extent can I trust them!? From my interest in science, I very soon developed a passion for astronomy. I can remember as a child the first time I ever really "looked up" into the night sky. I am sure many people on this forum have experienced this feeling. I can't really describe it; it's a state of pure amazement and wonder. It just hits you that there is so much stuff out there to know and discover. (cliche, I know.) I kept up my interest in astronomy all through elementary, middle, and high school. However, during my senior year in high school, I had a very inspiring physics teacher that revealed to me how amazing physics and math really are. Up until that point, physics and math were just tools used to study astronomy. He made me realize that to truly understand, you have got to know the fundamentals. Unfortunatly, I was a bit of a slacker in high school, so my math background is pretty weak (I only took up to pre-calc in high school). For those of you that don't want to read my life story... I am doing well in all of my college classes--especially calculus--but I know that this reveals very little about my potential for a physics research career. I have heard that it is common to have doubts like this? Is there any way to know if you are even capable of doing something like theoretical physics? I know that there isn't some simple test I can take, and that it is a very competitive field; I am just wondering if anyone maybe has any input on this issue. Thanks for listening to my ramblings.