Something about myself. My father came to the US and has built a business for himself. He talks about how he wants to keep the business for his family. Knowing in this economy, actually having a business is a good thing. But the thing about it I don't know if I want to run the business. He had heart surgery and 5 bypasses so I am always stuck between running the business or pursuing my own goals. School wise I was a pothead. Whenever I had the chance I would skip school, skip classes, or after school we would just chill. I wasn't always like this back in elementary school I used to get folders upon folders of awards. I wasn't bad educationally I had above average grades and graduated with a 3.12 GPA in high school excelling in math. I did one year of college switching from Engineering to Psychology, all over the place and even my habits got worse. Now it's been 6 years and I truly regret it. Now I have enrolled back into college and agreed with myself to ultimately exceed my expectations to do exceptionally well. I have this motivation that would do anything to ace my classes. I was curious about the job look was as a physicist. What are the problems that others have gone through and is it a wise path financially. Don't get me wrong it's not about the money I just have this passion about Physics and Astronomy but I don't want to be out of job. I've thought about doing engineering and designing parts and mechanics isn't something I'm passionate about. I would like to do research especially learning and observing about relativity and gravity especially black holes. Are ideas like this practical?. Does anyone have any advice? There is also the problem of leaving home considering the state my father is in. I love my father and I don't want anything to happen to him but I don't want to live in the world of what if's or the pursuit of what makes me happy.