I'm 19 (female) but left school when I was 16 due to a number of horrible reasons. Lost someone close to me, then went through severe Anorexia up until last year. I've finally got my life back on track and feeling good about the future. In School I always gravitated towards English/History because I always excelled in Writing. I had no interest in math whatsoever, in fact I dreaded it a little. I was never bad at (didn't excel either) but if I had really applied myself I would have excelled. As cheesy as it sounds but last year I truly found myself. Who I see myself as, who I am friends with and so on. 2014 was also the year I become completely obsessed with the Universe. It's not just looking up at the stars but I seriously have a burning desire (as many of you do too) to learn as much as I can about the Universe and hopefully discover something new. So here's my dilemma: I have NO background in physics whatsoever. I know some calculus + algebra but will learn as much as I can. I'm the type of person where if I have a burning desire for it I will give it my all, kind of obsessive too. I'd like to maybe pursue physics at University but that won't be possible until at least mid 2017. I've been living in another country and won't be eligible for citizenship util 2017 which means university is a no-no until then. My Goal is to learn as much as I can until mid 2017 where then i can enter university. Also it gives me time to learn this stuff because going to university now, i would look stupid having little knowledge. So from what I have told you, is it possible to completely self-study as much as I can from having little knowledge on maths/physics then after a period of time enter university with hopefully a wealth of knowledge? Sorry for the life story. Cheers Forgot to mention, I don't hate math anymore.